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.


Coral & Coal do Not Mix

Election Promises Will Destroy the Reef! You know that an election is drawing near when politicians start making promises that they can’t keep or, at best, shouldn’t

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Creature Feature

Life on a Sea Star

Comb sea stars, Astropecten sp., are common in our sandy inshore areas. Sea stars have no bones for their muscles to work against: instead they are pretty

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Climate Change

Common Sense & Climate Change

After reading the recent IPCC report, I felt of dismay, anger and a tiny bit of hope. The report made it very clear that the rate of

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Days till it's Over
National Biodiversity Month was September

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.