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


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!

Great Barrier Reef Authority confirms unprecedented sixth mass coral bleaching event.  Our government lobbied UNESCO to delay a decision about listing the reef as “in danger” until 2023 and carried on with fossil fuels.

“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 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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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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Creature Feature

Anglers’ Angst

I have witnessed data collection being carried out at the VMR boat ramp in Cannonvale last year. I dont know how long it was done for or

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Creature Feature

What Happened to the Spanish Mackerel?

The well-known and much sought Spanish Mackerel has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. First, the latest research tells us that the Spanish

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Days till it's Over
World Bee Day was on 20-5-22

Our Mission

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

To promote the community benefits of sustainable ecosystems as a legacy for our region.
To promote science-based research to preserve the natural environment for public appreciation and enjoyment.
To promote projects which protect native fauna and flora and their habitats and prevent the extinction of indigenous species.
To educate and lobby decision makers and individuals for greater awareness and better outcomes relating to the conservation of our region.
To facilitate access for people of all abilities to the natural environment for their appreciation, education and enjoyment.
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.