Over 60 members of the community were present at the unveiling of a sign to celebrate the protection of a crucial lot in an important habitat corridor that connects two World Heritage Areas in the heart Mission Beach.
A buy back of Lot 66 was made possible by decades of community commitment and partnerships focused on saving the cassowary and their special environment at the popular seaside tourist destination.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is gathering in Japan to explore the effect of climate change on the natural world. For the Great Barrier Reef, the situation is stark - emissions must be cut radically, and quickly, if it is to survive
This must see presentation by Oliver Milman, Christian Bennett and Mike Bowers of The Guardian.
Other places have the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple etc - why shouldn't Mission Beach have THE BIG TURD?
Community pride in re vegetation projects
Photo taken by Jeff Larson in January this year
Very sad that yet another cassowary was killed on Mission Beach roads on 13 Sept. QPWS records show it was at a location where there has been multiple deaths.
The cassowary (left) photographed in January this year fits the description of the dead bird which had been observed recently in the area.
I am waiting for QPWS to confirm if this is the bird.
There has been a very high number of recorded cassowary deaths along the South Mission Beach Road which is well sign posted as a cassowary conservation area with a speed limit of 80 kph.