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Woppaburra - Develop a traditional land and sea country ranger program

Proposed strategy:

  • Develop a Traditional Land and Sea Country Ranger program

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Darumbal – Access to Country

Proposed strategy:

  • Cultural and language program developed

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Darumbal – Looking After Country Our Way

Proposed strategy:

  • Training of a workforce in cultural and western knowledge

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The Reef – Youth Engagement

Proposed strategies:

  • A youth led Junior Landcare program
  • A youth led Reef Festival

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Marine Turtle Conservation

Proposed strategies:

  • A youth-led “Team Hatchlings” group
  • Maintain or enhance the value of beaches for turtle nesting by bolstering and building upon existing Team Turtle CQ activities

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The Reef – Emissions Reduction

Proposed strategies:

  • Increase human connection and environmental stewardship through an intergenerational permaculture project
  • Community composting facility to reduce emissions from food waste on the Capricorn Coast

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Dolphins and Coastal Ecosystems

Proposed strategy:

  • Establish dolphin citizen science initiative and dolphin spotter trail to support associated coastal zones

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Local Reefs, Islands and Fitzroy River

Proposed strategy:

  • Engagement and education program for Reef users
  • Engagement and education program to increase sustainable fishing practices

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These initiatives make up the first collaborative Community Action Plan (CAP) related to community Reef protection activities on the Capricorn Coast.

All Community Action Plans were developed using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation framework. The framework is an internationally renowned best-practice standard for collaborative planning and managing projects with a natural and cultural resource management focus.

The Community Action Plans were also built on existing plans and knowledge by way of ensuring alignment between proposed activities and the objectives of higher-level frameworks.

For the Capricorn Coast CAP, these include:

Workshop Participants

  • Darumbal Peoples
  • Woppaburra Peoples
  • GenYadaba
  • St Ursula’s College
  • Livingstone Shire Council Youth Action Group
  • Owen’s Wildlife Adventures
  • Emu Park Bush Care
  • Capricorn Coast Landcare
  • Double Threat Charters
  • Keppel Dive
  • High Valley Dawn
  • BirdLife Capricornia
  • Team Turtle CQ
  • Fitzroy Partnership for River Health
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Members of the Capricorn Coast community

Next Steps

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Acknowledgements

The Capricorn Coast Reef Community Action Plan project is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation with support from Capricornia Catchments and Fitzroy Basin Association.