As part of Reef Check Australia's Whitsundays Citizen Science project, RCA (in conjunction with Reef Ecologic) continued collaboration with Traditional Owners to select new culturally relevant survey sites in the Whitsundays Region.
On 1st Feb, 2020 Reef Check Australia Great Barrier Reef Co-ordinator Nathan Cook and RCA Ambassador Satya Cook discussed potential survey locations with Ngaro traditional owners. A number of sites were identified along the east coast of Whitsunday island and a field trip to explore some of these sites has been earmarked for early March. Overall outcomes are to increase involvement of Traditional Owners in natural resource management, including monitoring and management of culturally significant sites and species in the region.
The Reef Check Australia Whitsundays Citizen Science Project is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.