Woppaburra Beach Clean

Capricorn Conservation Council was honoured to be part of Reef Clean & Tangaroa Blue Woppa Island Clean Up led by Woppaburra TUMRA Aboriginal Corporation. Coordinator, Sophie George, and Conservation Trainee, Summer Stringer, teamed up with other members of the community and many of our CCC members to remove over 100kgs of rubbish from the Island! …

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Queensland Conservation Council & Renewable Energy Rollouts

The Renewable Energy Rollout has been a major focus for CCC in 2023. CCC has been regularly meeting with landholders, key stakeholder and Traditional Owners to ground truth proposed projects and hear from the people who have lived and breathed the land for generations.  In November, Queensland Conservation Council’s Clare Silcock, Energy Strategist and Stephanie…

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Darumbal Corporations Cultural Training

Capricorn Conservation Council committee, staff and members attended Darumbal Corporations Cultural Training day in November hosted by Malcom Mann and Darumbal Corporation. The team spent the morning walking Nurim (Mt Archer) learning about its grand history and significance & connection to the Darumbal people. Followed by an afternoon of learning with Aunty Nicky and Aunty…

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INTRODUCING: Mitchell Blake- Thoolbar Designs, Gooreng Gooreng Artist

Capricorn Conservation Council proudly introduces our members, followers and friends to, Indigenous Artist- Mitchell Blake, Owner, Operator and Creator of Thoolbar Designs! Hello, I’m Mitchell Blake, a proud Gooreng Gooreng and South Sea Islander man, with deep roots in the rich heritage of Bundaberg, located in the Wide Bay region of Queensland. My identity is…

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Capricorn Caves

CCC has joined forces with Capricorn Caves NRM team to restore, protect and conserve the SEVT (Semi Evergreen Vine Thicket) that surrounds the unique ecosystem in our endeavour to save the locally endangered species, the Ghost Bat. CCC’s legacy to protect biodiversity began 50 years ago with the 37-year battle to put a stop to…

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Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre

CCC was honoured to join Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) at the Konomie Island Seagrass Research Centre, collecting and transferring Seagrass for the centre to transport to their Gladstone Facility to study how different species adapt to increasing climate change and weather phenomena. During November, CCC had a visit from Uncle Paul Spearim –…

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Konomie Island Environmental Education Centre

2023 has been an exciting year for CCC. Our Coordinator & KIEEC Secretary, Sophie George, and Conservation Trainee, Summer Stringer, have been busy bees on Konomie Island working alongside the Konomie Island Environmental Education Centre PnC President Jeff Krause and Konomie Island Environmental Education Centre Principal, Andrew Gill, CCC volunteers, Capricorn Coast Land Care, Cap…

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The MT ETNA OGRES

The Mt Etna OGRES are an informal group of six retirees who style themselves Old Guys Restoring Ecosystems. Since 2017 they have been volunteering one morning per week to assist in a major revegetation project at Mt Etna National Park. In the period up to 2017 a series of projects funded by Greening Australia and…

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Community celebrates the rejection of the Central Queensland Coal mine

The Central Queensland community came together to celebrate Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek decision to refuse the Clive Palmer-owned coal mine Central Queensland Coal proposal on the weekend. The mine was proposed to be just 10km from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and was going to directly impact on critically important environmental resources.  Pollution…

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 The Bimblebox Alliance Standing Up For Nature, Culture and Climate

The 8000 ha. Bimblebox Nature Refuge is the only remaining large and continuous tract of remnant vegetation in the Jericho subregion of the Desert Uplands bioregion, 500km west of Rockhampton –  protecting, conserving, and nurturing its biodiversity and ecological systems. This incredible Refuge was founded by a group of conservationist landholders who wanted to ensure the preservation…

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