Moreton Island Protection Committee

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Moreton Island Protection Committee

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Moreton Island Protection Committee (MIPC) is an incorporated association established in 1978 with the aim of preserving the vegetation, fauna and natural features of Moreton Island. MIPC is a voluntary, non-profit organisation deriving its funds from membership fees, fund-raising and donations which are tax-deductible. The executive meets regularly to discuss and attend to general business and decision-making.
See Statement of aims below.

Like Stradbroke and Fraser, Moreton is a sand island composed of a mass of sand retained by a rock outcrop (Cape Moreton). Moreton is 34 kms long and 10 kms at its widest point. In the mid-1990s the island was declared a national park finally revoking sand-mining leases which had existed since 1975.

Activities of MIPC

Volunteers ProgrammeMIPC supports conservation and research through its volunteers program. In the past members have undertaken a 6-year plant survey looking at the effect of fire on plant communities, and been involved in many weed control and revegetation projects in conjunction with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).

Membership Membership is open to all who support our statement of aims. See Statement of aims below.

Newsletters Newsletters keep members informed of current management concerns for the Island also planned events including the volunteer programme.

Publications Sands of Time an oral history of Moreton, and Vegetation of Moreton Island A field guide,both published by MIPC

Reports Report required by granting bodies and submissions to government in the interests of achieving good management out comes are provided here. Through our lobbying we represent visitors and friends of Moreton who are concerned with preservation of the nature on the island

Natural History Links are provided to flora and fauna species lists, and some papers we have come across with relevance to Moreton Island. –

Links to transport and accommodation providers. To facilitate the enjoyment of caring visitors to the Island we provide some links to commercial operators on Moreton Island.

Statement of Aims

1. To promote the preservation of Moreton Island as a natural area to be managed for public recreation and enjoyment provided always that the recreational uses are consistent with conservation aims.

2. To foster the conservation of the vegetation, fauna and natural features of Moreton.

3.and encourage support for its preservation and management in accordance with these objects.

4. To co-operate with, or promote co-operation by any means with and among persons, trusts, corporations, firms, associations, institutions, governments, instrumentalities or government, municipal authorities and other bodies in the Commonwealth or its Territories or elsewhere for the purpose of carrying out any object of the organisation.

5. To oppose any development or usage of Moreton Island which is contrary to the preservation and good management of the island in accordance with these objects.

6. Generally, to take such lawful action as it considers necessary or appropriate in the interests of promoting the preservation and good management of Moreton Island in accordance with these objects.

Type of group

Committee
Incorporated Association

Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Geographic sphere or activity

Local

Primary location

Moreton Island

Known address

Moreton Island, Queensland

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Founding Year

1978

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