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Biodiversity in the Torres Strait

Biodiversity Planning and Management Project

Protecting the unique flora and fauna in the Torres Strait.

Project overview

The Biodiversity Project supports the protection of the unique flora and fauna found in the Torres Strait. TSRA works with communities, Traditional Owners and scientists to undertake plant and animal surveys, and on-ground activities to protect ecosystems. TEK is also incorporated into biodiversity studies.


  • Baseline biodiversity surveys have been carried out on 13 inhabited islands and more than 20 uninhabited islands.

  • A Plant and Animal Book and Video has been produced for Badu Island.

  • Mangrove and water quality monitoring projects have been undertaken on Badu, Moa, Boigu and Saibai.

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