Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rangers at Mon Repos

Land and Sea Rangers Stanley Budby from Kowanyama and Shane Edwards from Pormpuraaw attended a week long training workshop at Mon Repos (near Bundaberg) in mid January 09. Mon Repos supports the most important loggerhead turtle nesting rookery in the South Pacific.

The training hosted by Dr Col Limpus covered a wide range of skills including field research, data collection methods and animal handling techniques. The rangers were able to gain hands on experience in tagging turtles, nest relocation and measuring hatchlings.