Moreton Bay was officially declared one of 14 new Hope Spots by IUCN and Mission Blue at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September. Hope Spots are unique marine environments that are critical to the health of our oceans.
The successful nomination was jointly submitted with the awesome crew at The University of Queensland Underwater Club (Unidive). After rigorous scientific vetting and policy analysis of the submission, this subtropical location joined the ranks with just 76 other locations around the world.
We're thrilled to see this acknowledgement of the unique marine wildlife and habitats of Moreton Bay, It is an outstanding commendation for the dedicated people who are committed to looking after this place. What an awesome example of the power of citizen science in action. We're proud to be a part of this movement and grateful to the huge range of people and organisations who are champions for Moreton Bay/Quandamooka.
Stay tuned for next steps!