Category Archive: Wildlife management

A Busy Time for Coastal Wildlife

By Dr Martin Cohen (Wild about Australia) With the weather now quite hot and humid, and the first sign of good rains just around the corner, it is time for wildlife to invest in the next generation. On land, birds of all shapes and sizes are busy nesting and rearing chicks. Large numbers of hanging …

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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: https://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: https://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: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/17/flying-foxes-and-settlements-in-fnq-evidence-from-the-early-cairns-newspapers/

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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/19/take-action-to-defend-cairns-flying-foxes/

MEDIA RELEASE – Flying fox relocation a waste of time and money

28 March 2013 Council yesterday voted to apply for a damage mitigation permit to relocate the bat colonies near the Cairns City Library. Council voted against such a motion in October 2012, presumably due to the prohibitive cost of the relocation. According to the October Council report, such a relocation would cost at least $80,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/28/media-release-flying-fox-relocation-a-waste-of-time-and-money/

2011 Serventy Conservation Medal

The 2011 Serventy Conservation Medal, one of the most prestigious conservation awards in Australia was recently awarded to Jenny Maclean, the Director of the Tolga Bat Hospital by the Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia. As many of you will be aware Jenny founded the Tolga Bat Hospital over 20 years ago to rescue the endangered spectacled flying fox from paralysis …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/2011-serventy-conservation-medal/

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