Category Archive: Flying foxes

MEDIA RELEASE – Flying-fox petition to be presented to the Mayor

The Mayor will today meet with representatives of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre to receive over 5,000 petition signatures calling for Council to leave the Cairns flying-fox colony where it is. “There has been an unprecedented level of community concern on this issue, with over 5,000 people signing the petition to the Mayor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/07/30/media-release-flying-fox-petition-to-be-presented-to-the-mayor/

Flying-fox dispersal update

Council recently applied for a Damage Mitigation Permit to disperse the spectacled flying-fox colony from around the city library. This application has now been referred to the Federal Government as the species is a federally listed protected species. The proposal is open for public comment on the EPBC website. The decision to relocate the colony …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/07/25/flying-fox-dispersal-update/

MEDIA RELEASE Flying fox relocation an irresponsible waste of rate payers’ money

This Wednesday, Council will vote on the proposed relocation of the spectacled flying-fox colony near the Cairns City Library. Council voted in March to apply for a damage mitigation permit to relocate the colony, and are now considering how this may be done. There is significant local opposition to the proposed relocation for a number …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/25/media-release-flying-fox-relocation-an-irresponsible-waste-of-rate-payers-money/

Take action to defend Cairns flying-foxes

Take action now to defend the spectacled flying-fox colony near the Cairns city library. Let’s avoid this expensive and unnecessary relocation, which will damage our local wildlife.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/19/take-action-to-defend-cairns-flying-foxes/

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