His Royal Highness Prince Charles' Visit to Bundaberg and Lady Elliot Island | Southern Great Barrier Reef

His Royal Highness Prince Charles' Visit to Bundaberg and Lady Elliot Island

It has been nearly 25 years since the royal family visited, and the unexpected reason for His Royal Highness making his way to Bundaberg is to view the incredible work that his charity foundation, The Prince's Trust Australia, has been doing.

The Prince's Trust Australia and the Low Glow Campaign

Collaborating with Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Walt Disney Company (Australia) and Greenfleet on the Low Glow Campaign,The Prince's Trust Australia helps the endangered loggerhead turtles who nest and hatch on Mon Repos Beach. Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.

The Low Glow Campaign began in 2017 following the Remember the Reef project which was established by the Walt Disney Company (Australia) following the release of Disney Pixar's 'Finding Dory'.

The Remember the Reef project aims to rehabilitate and restore vital coastal wetlands and the partnership has seen 80,000 trees planted since May 2017 in the Barolin Nature Reserve, behind the Mon Repos beach, home to the significant rookery of the endangered Loggerhead turtle.

The revitalisation of the Reserve provides habitat, improves water quality for the reef and off-sets carbon dioxide omissions, and acts as natural shield from the light pollution in Bargara. From this movement, guided by The Prince's leadership in environmental sustainability, the Low Glow Campaign began.

The Low Glow initiative also works to educate the coastal communities of the Bundaberg area on how they can cut their light pollution and do their part in protecting the turtles. You too can be involved on your next visit to Bundaberg by turning off unnecessary lights and keeping your blinds closed.

Visit to Lady Elliot Island

HRH Prince Charles joined the ‘Reef Roundtable’, hosted by The Prince’s Trust Australia and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation at Lady Elliot Island, meeting leaders from the technology, resources, energy, and property and infrastructure sectors as well as government and not for profit groups. Read Full Story

Photo: David Foote Auspic DPS

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