It is easy sometimes to become singly focused on a wildlife issue and forget that the future of the wildlife you are trying to save is often entwined with the well-being of people.
A growing body of evidence shows how our urban reserves and parklands are essential to the wellbeing of people. These same parklands are the home for many native species.
When you remove part of this parkland or intensify development and activity around them you not only impact upon the wildlife you impact on the people.
The issue of loss of parkland and the degradation of their values is a big issue overseas - most likely because they have lost so much already.
We still have many parklands and each is worth saving for wildlife and for people. The Deagon Wetlands is one example of many that is worthy of our attention. It's an issue where environmentalists and concerned residents are very much the same people.
The 4017 Community Action Group was formed this year by a small group of residents from the 4017 suburbs who are passionate about preserving the unique village lifestyle, wonderful seaside and wetland environments that the area has to offer.
The aims of the group are to:
- Promote awareness of impending major developments and potential impacts
- Facilitate community consultations and information sessions.
- Inform members of the public on how they can respond to developments or change within the community.
- Assist members of the public with submission or response writing.
For more information on Wildlife Queensland's activities, call us on +61 7 3221 0194 or send us an email.