Category Archive: Flying foxes

Easter Holiday Bat Chats

Easter Bat Chats 2016

Bat Chats is an informal guided tour of the vulnerable Spectacled Flying Fox roost outside Cairns City Library and vicinity. People will learn about how the Spectacled Flying Fox is a “keystone species” which has a key role in seed dispersal around the region. Watch the evening ‘fly-out’! Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm Where: Corner of Aplin St …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/03/30/easter-holiday-bat-chats/

Ecotone Magazine – March 2015 issue

Cover page

Dear readers, we are happy to present our first Ecotone magazine issue for 2015. Topics include updates on the Queensland election results and perspectives on what a new government means for our environment; important local issues and notices; and all about the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2015! We also celebrate the great work of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/03/19/ecotone-magazine-march-2015-issue/

Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ

Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ shows YOUR VOTE MATTERS! The outcomes of a pre-election survey of local candidates by CAFNEC (the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre) has shown major differences between the candidates and their parties on key environment issues. CAFNEC has summarised these differences in an Environment Report Card. Results showed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/outcomes-election-environment-survey-fnq/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Novotel Oasis applies to cut down Spectacled Flying Fox roost trees!

Spectacled Flying Foxes at Novotel site May 2014

Novotel Oasis Resort has submitted a referral under the EPBC Act 1999, of the proposed action to remove 11 trees on and adjacent to the site. Claims in the referral include that the action will not result in a significant impact because spectacled flying foxes (SFF) are only in two of the trees; numbers of individuals are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/22/novotel-oasis-applies-remove-cut-spectacled-flying-fox-roost-trees/

Cairns destroying Heritage trees in a bid to disperse the Cairns City flying fox colony

The Cairns Regional Council is shaming the city in pursuing a permit to cut back Heritage listed trees by up to a further 25%, at the Cairns City Library. This was carried as a resolution at a Council meeting today, 25 June 2014. The Council also cut down a Heritage listed tree at the library …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/25/cairns-destroying-heritage-trees-bid-disperse-cairns-city-flying-fox-colony/

Cairns flying-fox dispersal: wasting money and ignoring advice

MEDIA RELEASE 28/04/2014 Cairns flying-fox dispersal: wasting money and ignoring advice The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is opposed to the relocation of the flying-fox colony in the Cairns CBD for economic, ecological and animal welfare reasons. Cairns Regional Council is wasting money and ignoring advice in what will be a fruitless attempt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/01/cairns-flying-fox-dispersal-wasting-money-ignoring-advice/

Take action for our flying-foxes

Council and the Novotel resort are planning to disperse the spectacled flying-fox colony from the Cairns CBD. The spectacled flying-fox helps to keep the rainforest healthy by pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds. Please help us protect them.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/11/11/its-crunch-time-for-our-flying-foxes-please-help/

Help support the Flying Foxes!

Watch this space for more information on how you can help protect the flying foxes!

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/10/01/help-put-the-flying-foxes-on-tv/

Flying-foxes and settlements in FNQ: evidence from the early Cairns newspapers

By David Westcott, Stream Leader & Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO The recent debate about the management of flying-foxes in Cairns set me to wondering about the history of their interaction with Europeans in the Far North.  Cairns’ old newspapers, the Cairns Morning Post, The Morning Post, and the Cairns Post from the period 1884 to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/17/flying-foxes-and-settlements-in-fnq-evidence-from-the-early-cairns-newspapers/

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