Whitsunday Conservation Council

We are privileged to live in a beautiful place

The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef is on our doorstep. Our flora and fauna are endangered, our rivers, seas and springs in peril and the Reef is under existential threat.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows our future depends upon urgent climate action. This is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable…    This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet”                                                                                                                     — UN Secretary General, António Guterres 9th August 2021

Jen’s Gems

 

“What we do for Ourselves dies with us.  What we do for Others and the World remains and is immortal”  Albert Paine, American author 1861 to 1937.

“The war and cost of living must not be used as an excuse to let the 1.5°C goal slip out of reach” Conrod Hunte, the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States at the Bonn climate conference, tells the BBC.  Read more here

The Climate Council Report – The Lost Years.  The Federal Government has covered up poor performance with misleading claims, dubious accounting and censorship.  Read the Report it’s a shocker!

“That’s the definition of insanity”  John Kerry, US Special Envoy on Climate Change talking about the world spending trillions of dollars on subsidising fosssil fuels.

Runoff

Seagrass Meadow turned to MUDow

Pioneer Bay seagrass meadow after the rain event 1st to 6th July 2022. I measured 169mm rain in my gauge at Grace Ave Cannonvale. We tend to

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Runoff

Excessive Use of Roundup

Here is a photo of the damage caused by Whitsunday Regional Council’s excessive Round Up spraying.  The lost vegetation causes increased water velocity over the soil surface

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Runoff

RunOff Ruins Marine Life

After the 170mm plus rain event that we have just had (10-12th of May 2022), Waite Creek in Cannonvale was running brown with sediment. The closest I

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Reef

Politics & the Reef Don’t Mix

On March 18, 2022, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed on that there had been severe and widespread bleaching to 60 per cent of

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National Biodiversity Month finished on Sep 30

Our Mission

To conserve and protect the unique, natural assets of the Whitsundays through advocacy, education and action.

SUSTAINABILITY
To promote the community benefits of sustainable ecosystems as a legacy for our region.
SCIENCE BASED RESEARCH
To promote science-based research to preserve the natural environment for public appreciation and enjoyment.
PROTECTION
To promote projects which protect native fauna and flora and their habitats and prevent the extinction of indigenous species.
ADVOCACY
To educate and lobby decision makers and individuals for greater awareness and better outcomes relating to the conservation of our region.
CONSERVATION
To facilitate access for people of all abilities to the natural environment for their appreciation, education and enjoyment.
GET INVOLVED
To foster an active involvement of the community to carry out the objects of our Association.

The Whitsunday Conservation Council acknowledges the Ngaro, Gia, Juru and Birri People, the Traditional Custodians of the land and seas upon which we meet to conduct our activities.  We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.