Rottnest Island is a place of raw, rugged and pristine beauty. The whole of Island is listed as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) with key species being the Fairy Tern, Banded Stilt, Wedge-tailed Shearwater and Red-necked Stint. The marine environment supports a plethora of tropical fish and coral with it's warmer waters from the Leeuwin Current and its terrestrial environment shows evidence of geological importance. It is a true paradise to enjoy, but one to also understand in order to conserve for future generations.