Draft Plan for Barenguba-Montague Island

Barenguba – Lighthouse and monzonite outcrops

A new plan of management has been drafted for the south coast’s iconic Barunguba Montague Island, and the community are invited to have their say on how the nature reserve should be cared for into the future.

Jo Issaverdis from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said increasing recognition of the island’s significant biodiversity and cultural values means it is time to revisit how it should be protected for future generations.

The bird and marine life at Barunguba Montague Island, overlooked by the iconic lighthouse, is truly one-of-a kind.

The island is an important refuge and breeding ground for increasing populations of the threatened Gould’s petrel and other seabirds including little penguins and shearwaters.

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