Mission, Vision & Principles
As a grassroots organisation, our Mission is to protect and restore Cooloola Coast’s species, habitats and ecosystems, for their own sake, and to enrich the lives of current and future generations . Our stewardship includes:
taking on-ground ACTION in nature
EDUCATING for better practices;
ADVOCATING to influence policy development, regulation, and decision-making;
RESEARCH that enlarges understanding and appreciation of Cooloola’s nature.
Cooloola Coast’s natural ecosystems, habitats and species thrive under the protection of residents, visitors, government, Cooloola Coastcare and its partners.
We are stewards of the country in which we live. We treat country respectfully in the knowledge that, when we care for the country, it nurtures us. Everything we do is geared towards a sustainable future. We promote stewardship of the unique ecosystems of the Cooloola Coast by all those whose actions affect them.
We grow, and act on, best available evidence, science and knowledge, including First Nation’s knowledge.
We welcome members from diverse backgrounds and we work together, incorporating a wide breadth of experience and opinion.
We consider the effect of a rapidly changing world and work to prepare our landscapes and communities for emerging threats and opportunities.
We work in genuine partnership with other groups in the community, environment groups, government, stakeholders, residents, visitors and supporters, with special attention to our relationships with First Nations people.
We recognise the interdependence of all things in nature, including humans, and take a holistic approach to our work to increase synergy and minimise unintended consequences.
We experiment, innovate, and learn to improve our stewardship of the Cooloola Coast, harnessing opportunities and managing risks, in order to achieve our Vision.
Last updated: 9/9/ 2023