How to get the green light
Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and daunted by the global issue of climate change – and to think you can’t do anything to help. Tropical North Queensland is home to two World Heritage areas and just a few simple tips will help protect the precious and fragile ecosystems for future generations.
It’s hard not to gain a deep appreciation for the reef and rainforest while holidaying in Tropical North Queensland and the easiest way to show love and respect is to dispose of your litter appropriately, so that it doesn’t end up in the ocean. You can also report litter if you see it in waterways and ocean, and make better choices such as opting for recyclable materials over single-use plastic.
Delve deeper into the region’s awesome World Heritage landscapes with the help of knowledgeable guides, and help spread the word about this incredible part of Australia. With education comes appreciation.
If you’re staying for a while, get in touch with one of the volunteer organisations that are working hard to look after land and marine animals, and beaches and oceans. Another pair of hands is always welcome.
Other ways you can help or educate yourself on Tropical North Queensland’s natural paradises.
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Jewel of the tropics
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