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This family of Tawny Frogmouths, seen high in a tree in Yaroomba, seemed as curious about me as I was about them!

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Sunshine Coast Environment Council

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC represents over 40 community groups working on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability.

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Update on landclearing bill

Update on landclearing bill

Recent reports and analyses have demonstrated the unsustainable upward trajectory of landclearing rates in Queensland. The Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was introduced on 17 March by Deputy Premier The Hon Jackie Trad MP to address the escalating consequences of such high rates of vegetation loss while still allowing[read more]
Still time to act on vegetation laws!

Still time to act on vegetation laws!

The Agriculture & Environment Committee has extended the deadline for submissions on the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) Bill 2016  to Friday 29 April 2016!  The learned folk at the EDO have prepared this helpful outline.You can also simply write a letter saying how you feel about restoring vegetation protections with these suggested key[read more]
Queensland's vegetation management reform

Queensland's vegetation management reform

Land clearing in Queensland has increased exponentially as a consequence of the Newman government's rollback of the Vegetation Management Act.  The rate, scale and type of broadscale clearing threatens our wildlife, our climate and the reef. A recent analysis by WWF-Australia showed an alarming 211,820 hectares of the bushland cleared in the[read more]
Landclearing seminar-presentations

Landclearing seminar-presentations

The Sunshine Coast Environment Council  - in association with the Environmental Defenders Office Queensland, WWF-Australia and The Wilderness Society -  recently held LawJam’s on vegetation management reforms These informative presentations are now available EDO Qld’s presentation by Jo-Anne Bragg WWF-Australia’s presentation by Dr Martin Taylor The Wilderness Society’s presentation by Dr Tim Seelig Help protect our wildlife[read more]
Land Clearing in Qld-free Sunshine Coast seminar

Land Clearing in Qld-free Sunshine Coast seminar

    JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 7th April 2016 Sunshine Coast Community Event - LAND CLEARING IN QUEENSLAND    With WWF-Australia, The Wilderness Society, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Environmental Defenders Office Qld The Sunshine Coast needs to stand up for reinstatement of stronger land clearing laws warn conservation groups and expert environmental lawyers. The Sunshine Coast Environment[read more]
Council elections-SCEC's candidate survey

Council elections-SCEC's candidate survey

SURVEY PUTS CANDIDATES ON THE RECORD A survey of candidates running in the Sunshine Coast Council elections has revealed commitment on a range of key issues, including upholding the principles and intent of the planning scheme. Conducted by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, survey responses were received from just over half of[read more]

Paddle Out for Climate Action

Paddle Out for Climate Action

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