Music: Lindsay Mottershead; Photos: A. Mackay and L. Titmarsh.
Recently threatened by a dam proposed by the Queensland government. Most of the ancient fig species were in the proposed dam’s “footprint” and yet they were omitted from state government survey maps accompanying the dam report which has been sent to the Federal government for approval. Many creatures living in the mangroves of the Mary River estuaries rely on fresh water flows, yet they were ignored in the proposed dam’s environmental impact statement. With science like this, it is bizarre that Queenslanders are expected to trust their leaders in habitat protection for endangered species.