Naree Budjong Djara means ‘My Mother Earth’ to the Quandamooka people. Their relationship with the Island dates back thousands of years and their connection to land, sea and country is still as strong today. Naree Budjong Djara National Park is jointly managed by the Quandamooka people and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR).The Island has a diverse range of habitats including mangroves, wetlands, endangered heathlands, freshwater lakes, rainforests, old growth forests and woodlands. These are home to threatened species including the Cooloola sedgefrog (Litoria cooloolensis) and the black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), the endangered swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) and little tern (Sternula albifrons), as well as a genetically distinct population of koala (Phascolarctus cinereus). In addition, the Island’s wetlands, foreshore swamps and interconnecting land are listed as part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site, acknowledging the rich biodiversity of the area and the role it plays in providing a habitat for vulnerable, endangered and near threatened species.