Dismembered dugong investigation

Issued: 28 October 2020

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is investigating the discovery of a deceased dugong in the Cape Pallerenda Conservation Park.

QPWS was notified this morning after a local resident found the animal’s dismembered carcass on the beach.

It is thought that the dugong – a protected species - was killed last night and dismembered on site.

Compliance rangers are now investigating as it is an offence to take a protected species.

Several dismembered sharks were also located.

Anyone with information is urged to contact QPWS on the Wildlife Hotline - 1300 130 372