The Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit community group. We have been working to protect the island's natural environment since 1988.
One of our key goals is to preserve the full range of habitats of the island's native species including rare and endangered plants and animals. Keeping the low-key urban style of the island townships and prevention of over-development are also high priorities.
FOSI recognises the custodianship of the island's Quandamooka people and we aim to work positively and cooperatively with Minjerribah's Traditional Owners in pursuit of our environmental goals.
The publication of our Nature Guide to North Stradbroke Island-Minjerribah was a major community project. Many people—scientists, ecologists, FOSI members, bushwalkers, bird watchers, photographers, naturalists, island lovers and Traditional Owners—have given freely of their time and expertise. We hope the guidebook will help raise awareness of the island’s special plants, animals and wild places and unique ecology.
Our nature guide is dedicated to Jani Haenke (1940–2009) who was one of FOSI's founders and whose charitable trust has generously funded its publication. All income from the sale of the guidebook will go towards conservation of the island and its wild places.
We welcome new members. To support our conservation efforts you can join FOSI or donate to our Environment Fund. Donations of $2 or more to FOSI (ABN: 37521315877) are tax deductible in Australia.