Act for Birds - Community Forum - Cairns
In Cairns on Thursday night 40 parents, teachers, cassowary carers, tourism operators and environmental planners - came together to call for stronger, clearer #naturelaws to help save a bird that migrates from as far as Siberia or Alaska each year from the brink of extinction. Eastern Curlew numbers have dropped by 80 percent over the past three decades due to the destruction of their habitat along Australia's east coast. The room heard from local environmental planner and consultant Paul Fisk, Environmental Defenders Office Northern Queensland (EDONQ) solicitor Kristiana Ward, and our very own Conservation Campaigns Manager Margaret Quixley
This group have worked hard with local council to prove the importance and value of protecting the Curlew's mudflat habitat, but will they act? "We want concrete action before the next storm season. We're running out of time." says CAFNEC's Denis Walls who co-hosted the forum with BirdLife Northern Queensland
Next and last stop tomorrow night - Sydney!
Kim Garret - BirdLife Conservation Community Organiser
Image: Environmental Defenders Office Northern Queensland (EDONQ) solicitor Kristiana Ward, Paul Fisk Environmental planner and Consultant Paul Fisk, Kim Garret - BirdLife Conservation Community Organiser, Host and CAFNEC's Denis Walls, KBA Coordinator Golo Maurer, Margaret Quixley Conservation Manager, Simon Kennedy Great barrier Reef Wetlands bird monitoring Project Manager, image by Fiona Blandford Network Development Coordinator.