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Raine Island Recovery Project

Raine Island, on the remote northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef is the breeding ground for one of the world’s largest populations of green turtles.

During the nesting season, as many as 60,000 female green turtles swim thousands of kilometres from their feeding grounds in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait and the West Pacific, to this tiny island to lay their eggs.

This amazing natural event however is under threat and the island’s role as a turtle sanctuary is in danger of collapse.

The Raine Island Recovery Project is a five year, $7.95M collaboration between BHP, the Queensland Government, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Wuthathi and Kemer Kemer Meriam Nation (Ugar, Mer, Erub) Traditional Owners and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

For more information, view the Raine Island Recovery Project digital story.

Last updated
8 February 2017