MDTWA Project in conjunction with James Cook University The transmitter program is an initiative of Mackay and District Turtle Watch Association. Proudly funded by Mackay … Read More
Congratulations Mackay and District Turtle Watch Association have again been nominated and became finalists in the 2014 National Landcare Awards. Read more here Landcare Awards. … Read More
Turtle Nesting Activities Turtle nesting season begins in our area about the middle of October to early January with hatchling emergence continuing until April. The … Read More
Beach Monitoring Activities The group formed officially in 1992 from a meeting held between a loosely scattered association of like-minded people who had been observing … Read More
Best practices for successful turtle watching Marine turtles are protected animals. Only authorised persons are permitted to handle marine turtles, their nest sites and hatchlings. … Read More
Solutions to decrease the effects of beach lighting Unrestricted use of lighting and vegetation clearing on beach areas threaten sea turtles during nesting season. … Read More
Threats to survival include the following examples The destruction of nesting habitat by clearing natural vegetation through beach development Uncontrolled vehicle access destroying dune profiles … Read More
Most sandy beaches in Mackay were potential breeding grounds via Look out for our nesting turtles in our region.