2013 Winner: Indigenous Award
Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation
The Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation members have achieved successful mangrove propagation and riverbank revegetation at six sites together with over 15 hectares of wildlife surveys. In addition, weed control has been implemented in habitat areas for the vulnerable native Water Mouse as a contribution to the National Recovery Program for this species.
This program involved the collaborative efforts of Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation, Descendants of Australian South Sea Islanders Inc, Sunshine Coast, Wetland Care Australia, Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, Sunshine Coast Council, SEQ Catchments, Maroochy Landcare, Gary Petersen (Sugar Cane Farmer, Maroochy River), Queensland Government and was supported through the Federal Government’s Caring for our Country Program.