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Protect the Pumicestone Passage Petition

THE TAKE ACTION FOR PUMICESTONE PASSAGE (TAPP) GROUP are concerned that the Pumicestone Passage is being damaged by over-use for recreational purposes. They are concerned that with the region's increasing population, and more planned for the future, the need to use the passage will increase even further. The Pumicestone Passage is a fragile, beautiful, unique area, with a variety of habitat and wildlife protected by Environmental Legislation, including international treaties. There are important fish breeding areas which sustain species used by both...

Obi Obi Zipline

OBI OBI ZIPLINE PROPOSAL FOR THE KONDALILLA NATIONAL PARK SCEC was invited to participate in the famil to view first-hand a zipline  operation in Tasmania . The following feedback was provided to the steering committee. Note: SCEC's participation in no way indicated support or endorsement of the proposal. It was  a 'fact-finding' mission to gain a better understanding of this activity to enable an informed position. SCEC FEEDBACK ON THE HOLLYBANK ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE – LAUNCESTON 26-28 May 2013 The opportunity to experience the zip line at Hollybank first-hand was appreciated. I consciously approached the famil without any particular pre-conceived idea of the operation. It was...

‘Places You Love’ Campaign

PLACES YOU LOVE CAMPAIGN- URGENT ACTION NEEDED   7TH JUNE 2013 Give the Federal Government the power to protect our national parks Our national parks protect some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, and provide critical habitat for our unique native plants and wildlife – many of them threatened. National parks are a central part of our work to conserve nature and biodiversity in Australia. Unfortunately right now, many state governments including Queensland are pushing to open up our national parks for cattle grazing, logging, tourist development, mining and other destructive practices for...

e-Bulletin 5th July 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   5th July 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   Wildlife Volunteers Association call for volunteers..   WILVOS are always there for our orphaned and injured Australian native wildlife, in an area spanning from Caboolture to Gympie, and out to Kingaroy and beyond.  WILVOS's 24/7 hotline (54416200) is manned by a group of dedicated volunteers, but with the extreme weather of late, domestic animal attacks and urban sprawl, they are now in need more.Training is given along with backup support  to all their phone roster volunteers. If you...

The Environment Levy

THE ENVIRONMENT LEVY IS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.. ISN'T IT? 7TH JUNE 2013 Budget deliberations are wrapping up so please contact your local councillors to let them know your views. Here are the contact details for the Councillors, CEO John Knaggs and Finance Director Greg Laverty 24TH MAY 2013 That the $250 000 (to start with!) to undertake these dispersal actions is coming out of the Environment Levy Major Initiatives & Catalyst Projects reserve will severely undermine the conservation outcomes the levy is clearly designed to achieve.  The Environment Levy policy  objectives clearly do not support the type of ad hoc non-aligned activity it is proposed to be siphoned...

Fight for the Reef Campaign

FIGHT FOR THE REEF CAMPAIGN 7TH JUNE 2013 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history. The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway. What is the Queensland Government actually doing to the Reef? The Queensland Government has been watering down environmental protection and fast-tracking approvals for ports and LNG plants along the...