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Gnaraloo Wilderness Area
Gnaraloo Wilderness Area
Towards greater protection of the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area

We have continued to work tirelessly during the financial year 2019/20 to protect the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area. We're excited to share some of our achievements with you today and hope…

Mining And World Heritage Do Not Mix!
Mining and World Heritage do not mix!

Stop Big-Oil-and-Gas Business from exploiting our World Heritage marine environments, including at Ningaloo and Shark Bay in Western Australia. The annual “Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release” is a key part…

Foxes And Wild Dogs Return To Gnaraloo Under Government Watch
Foxes and wild dogs return to Gnaraloo under Government watch

Loss of the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program The GWF introduced and managed sea turtle research at Gnaraloo during 2008 – 2018 (10 years) and the associated feral animal control…

Call For Gnaraloo Turtle Nesting Areas To Be Recognized In Legislation As Turtle Sanctuary Areas.
Call for Gnaraloo turtle nesting areas to be recognized in legislation as turtle sanctuary areas

Turtle Conservation Program Update Government grants and private sector financial support for the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) (mainly from Gnaraloo Station and the Australian Government) ended last year on…

Gnaraloo Cape Farquhar Rookery
Thank you for your continued help!

To all our financial members and supporters, thank you for your continued help! This newsletter provides an overview of how we have supported the Gnaraloo Wilderness Area through membership subscriptions…

Green Turtle - Chelonia Mydas - Gnaraloo Wildlife Species
This one goes out to the wilderness lovers

All over the world, sea turtles face numerous threats. But despite this, some practically untouched places provide sea turtles with a safe home. Gnaraloo is one of these places. After…

Turtle Friend
Celebrating 10 years of sea turtle conservation at Gnaraloo

It’s a bitter sweet victory. On one hand we’re proud to announce that after a decade of surveys and dedicated work by our scientists, program supporters and passionate nature lovers…

Protect seagrass meadows

Female loggerhead turtles usually spend the length of the nesting season (November to February) either nesting or in inter-nesting zones just offshore of the beach. This zone allows females to…

Sea Turtle Conservation - Satellite Tracking - Gnaraloo Bay Rookery - Western Australia
Sea turtle Nerine returns to Gnaraloo

Sea turtle life cycles are unfortunately hard to follow, even by those that dedicate their entire lives to understanding them. That being said, after spending almost 6 months with the…

Holly In Hilux
For the love of Gnaraloo

Some call us crazy, some say it’s a spell, but to me it is an all-encompassing, overwhelming, magnetic force that pulls me right back in. The draw to Gnaraloo captivated…

Green Turtle At Gnaraloo, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
What’s the buzz on biodiversity?

Biodiversity has become a buzz word in the life of anyone interested in the environment. In the last decade, biodiversity has become particularly popular due to its linkage between people…

Gnaraloo Hoodies In New Zealand
Seven months at Gnaraloo Station

Often we tell the stories of our lives in chapters. We spend our days turning the pages of every new adventure, and when each is over, we put a blank…

Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program Field Team 2017/18
Last one, best one

2000 walking kilometres, 500 data sheets, 120 days, 67 ballpoint pens, 23 cabbages, and 4 vehicles later, we put a cap on the GTCP season 2017/18. It feels quite strange…

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings At The Gnaraloo Bay Rookery, Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia
Sea turtle hatchlings making the race to the ocean

Just after the new year here at Gnaraloo, the internet went on holiday. It did not tell anyone, where it was going, or for how long, and with no phone…

Nest Excavation At The Gnaraloo Bay Rookery
Last one there is a rotten egg!

Moving into our fourth and final month here in Gnaraloo, our daily routines have settled, changed, and settled again. We have learnt to juggle morning surveys, constant streams of work…

Project Manager Karen Hattingh, Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program
Meeting the boss

For two weeks in November, the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) Field Team had two important visitors – GTCP Project Manager Karen Hattingh and her dog Ziggy. While Simone and…

Spanish Dancer, Gnaraloo Bay Rookery
A morning to remember

November 19, 2017. I was – in one word – ecstatic! When I first began the GBN-BP7 stretch of the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery (GBR) this morning, I set out only…

Loggerhead Female Turtle At The Gnaraloo Bay Rookery
The world of science: turtle brain size

This field diary continues with the ongoing theme of sharing some of the various facts and characteristics that comprise the animal that we are currently devoting our lives to –…

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