Tag Archive: Flying foxes

Easter Holiday Bat Chats

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/

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!

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/

Centre Report

By Anna McGuire, Coordinator.  This edition we’re celebrating the beauty and diversity of life in the far north. From seagrasses to the weeping paperbark, pied-imperial pigeons to the opal cling-gobi, our region is full of so many intriguing species. We invite you to read on and join us in finding out a bit more about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/10/14/centre-report/

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/

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/

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