Seagrass Restoration at Pioneer Bay

CQUniversity is leading the delivery of a seagrass restoration project to assist the recovery of seagrass meadows.

Seagrass Restoration at Pioneer Bay

Part of the Whitsunday Reef Islands Initiative program


Project Lead: CQUniversity

Key project partners: Coral Sea Marina

The Seagrass Restoration at Pioneer Bay Program:

Queensland’s seagrass habitats have been declining and also taking longer to recover from shocks and stresses. As part of this project, seagrass flowers are collected and their seeds cultivated in nurseries, which are then used to re-seed meadows.

Monitoring Seagrass at Pioneer Bay

This project adopts a stewardship approach and will upskill local community members and Traditional Owners in seagrass restoration.

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Lendlease, Australian Government, Reef Trust, Queensland Government, Fitzgerald Family Foundation, Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Funding source: The Reef Islands Initiative is a Great Barrier Reef Foundation program, supported by funding from Lendlease, the Australian Government’s Reef Trust, the Queensland Government and the Fitzgerald Family Foundation.

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