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Save the Cassowary

Protecting the remaining Cassowary populations in the Daintree and Mission Beach by protecting and securing their rainforest habitat, for the long term, from further fragmentation for residential development .

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  • 1. www.savethecassowary.org.au
  • 2. What is the campaign about? Protecting the remaining Cassowary populations in the Daintree and Mission Beach by protecting and securing their rainforest habitat, for the long term, from further fragmentation for residential development .
  • 3. What is the campaign about? Protecting the remaining Cassowary populations in the Daintree and Mission Beach by protecting and securing their rainforest habitat, for the long term, from further fragmentation for residential development . Who is running it? Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) in Northern NSW, in close consultation with a number of Far North Queensland groups and a growing list of endorsing conservation organisations....
  • 4. And many more still joining...
  • 5. What is the campaign asking? The “Save the Cassowary” campaign is calling on the Australian, Queensland and local governments to take immediate action to protect the entire remaining rainforest habitat of the Southern Cassowary in far North Queensland.
  • 6. We are urging the Australian Government to commit: • $30 million to the Daintree for the buyback of the remaining 185 properties at risk of development,
  • 7. We are urging the Australian Government to commit: • $30 million to the Daintree for the buyback of the remaining 185 properties at risk of development, •$30 million to Mission Beach for a combination of buy back and incentives for conservation agreements.
  • 8. We are also... •calling on the Queensland State Government to a) reinstate the Daintree River Ferry Conservation Levy at Daintree b) prioritise Cassowary habitat in private ownership for the Nature Refuge Program regardless of the size of the property
  • 9. We are also... •calling on the Queensland State Government to a) reinstate the Daintree River Ferry Conservation Levy at Daintree b) prioritise Cassowary habitat in private ownership for the Nature Refuge Program regardless of the size of the property •calling on the Cairns Regional Council to work with State Government to ensure the Daintree River Ferry Conservation Levy is used for ongoing rainforest buyback and rehabilitation.
  • 10. We are also... •calling on the Queensland State Government to a) reinstate the Daintree River Ferry Conservation Levy at Daintree b) prioritise Cassowary habitat in private ownership for the Nature Refuge Program regardless of the size of the property •calling on the Cairns Regional Council to work with State Government to ensure the Daintree River Ferry Conservation Levy is used for ongoing rainforest buyback and rehabilitation. •calling on Cairns Regional Council and Cassowary Coast Regional Council to reduce rates for landowners signing binding conservation agreements in the Daintree and at Mission Beach.
  • 11. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action:
  • 12. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions
  • 13. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions •Hand written letters
  • 14. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions •Hand written letters •Letters in the papers
  • 15. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions •Hand written letters •Letters in the papers •Postcards submissions
  • 16. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions •Hand written letters •Letters in the papers •Postcards submissions •Meetings with politicians
  • 17. How is the campaign ask going to be achieved? By applying public pressure on government to take action: •Online submissions •Hand written letters •Letters in the papers •Postcards submissions •Meetings with politicians •Exposing the issue to major media
  • 18. What has been done so far?
  • 19. What has been done so far? 1. Relationships built with essential groups and people in FNQ: • Kuranda Envirocare • Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) • Daintree Cassowary Care Group (DCCG) • Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) • Daintree Discovery Centre (DDC) • The Wilderness Society (TWS) • David Solomon Traditional Owner • Wet Tropics Management Authority • TERRAIN • Australian Tropical Research Centre
  • 20. What has been done so far? 2. Website set up www.savethecassowary.org.au for online submissions
  • 21. What has been done so far? 2. Website set up www.savethecassowary.org.au for online submissions 3. Postcard Submissions 39,000 printed and distributed, another 40,000 to come 3500 signed so far
  • 22. What has been done so far? 2. Website set up www.savethecassowary.org.au for online submissions 3. Postcard Submissions 39,000 printed and distributed, another 40,000 to come 3500 signed so far 4. Facebook set up, please join “Cassowary casuarius johnsonni”
  • 23. What has been done so far? 2. Website set up www.savethecassowary.org.au for online submissions 3. Postcard Submissions 39,000 printed and distributed, another 40,000 to come 3500 signed so far 4. Facebook set up, please join “Cassowary casuarius johnsonni” 5. Regular submission stalls being run in Northern NSW weekly
  • 24. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with:
  • 25. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts)
  • 26. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts) • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier)
  • 27. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts) • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier) • Val Schier (Cairns Mayor)
  • 28. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts) • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier) • Val Schier (Cairns Mayor) • Jim Turnour (Member for Leichardt)
  • 29. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts) • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier) • Val Schier (Cairns Mayor) • Jim Turnour (Member for Leichardt) • Jason O’Brien (State member for Cook)
  • 30. What’s been done so far? 6. Letters written and meetings requested with: • Peter Garrett (Federal Minister for Env. Heritage and Arts) • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier) • Val Schier (Cairns Mayor) • Jim Turnour (Member for Leichardt) • Jason O’Brien (State member for Cook) 7. Media Launch June 23rd great response so far....
  • 31. What do we need to do from here?
  • 32. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions
  • 33. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions •Meetings with politicians in marginal electorates
  • 34. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions •Meetings with politicians in marginal electorates •Promotion of the website at any and every opportunity
  • 35. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions •Meetings with politicians in marginal electorates •Promotion of the website at any and every opportunity •Send regular letters to Minister Garrett with updated numbers of signatures/submissions/letters
  • 36. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions •Meetings with politicians in marginal electorates •Promotion of the website at any and every opportunity •Send regular letters to Minister Garrett with updated numbers of signatures/submissions/letters •Media releases, radio interviews, letters to the editor, hand written letters to politicians
  • 37. What do we need to do from here? •Media stunts to present postcard submissions •Meetings with politicians in marginal electorates •Promotion of the website at any and every opportunity •Send regular letters to Minister Garrett with updated numbers of signatures/submissions/letters •Media releases, radio interviews, letters to the editor, hand written letters to politicians
  • 38. What do we need to do from here?
  • 39. What do we need to do from here? •Form a Federal election strategy
  • 40. What do we need to do from here? •Form a Federal election strategy •More submissions signed in targeted electorates, Leichardt and Kingsford Smith
  • 41. What do we need to do from here? •Form a Federal election strategy •More submissions signed in targeted electorates, Leichardt and Kingsford Smith •Combined lobbying effort through endorsing organisations, their supporters, members and volunteers
  • 42. What is the time line?
  • 43. What is the time line? Between now and the next federal election possibly only 3-6 months away
  • 44. How can you HELP??
  • 45. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity
  • 46. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible
  • 47. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible 3. Write to the local papers
  • 48. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible 3. Write to the local papers 4. Lobby government and council for the same or similar outcomes
  • 49. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible 3. Write to the local papers 4. Lobby government and council for the same or similar outcomes 5. Offer your local knowledge on the issue
  • 50. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible 3. Write to the local papers 4. Lobby government and council for the same or similar outcomes 5. Offer your local knowledge on the issue 6. Let us know of any opportunities for meetings, media or promotion through groups/organisations
  • 51. How can you HELP?? 1. Promote the website www.savethecassowary.org.au in any and every opportunity 2. Order some postcards and get as many signatures as possible 3. Write to the local papers 4. Lobby government and council for the same or similar outcomes 5. Offer your local knowledge on the issue 6. Let us know of any opportunities for meetings, media or promotion through groups/organisations 7. Contact us for an info pack and find out how you can help at: enquiries@savethecassowary.org.au
  • 52. Thank you, we look forward to working with you to help protect the Cassowary and it’s important rainforest habitat Please contact us for further info: Email: enquiries@savethecassowary.org.au www.savethecassowary.org.au
  • 53. Lets hope not...