’Meet­ing was suc­cess’: EHP

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage Pro­tec­tion spokesman has de­clared the croc­o­dile meet­ing a suc­cess.

“There was sup­port for tar­geted croc­o­dile mes­sages in North Queens­land us­ing dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ca­tion tools,” they said. “We dis­cussed the use of so­cial me­dia to tar­get au­di­ences and the need for greater en­gage­ment with stake­hold­ers in the ed­u­ca­tion process.”

As croc­o­diles were an im­por­tant part of the lo­cal wildlife and an at­trac­tion for tourists, it was im­por­tant for stake­hold­ers to “work with the gov­ern­ment is de­liv­er­ing croc wise mes­sages to the pub­lic, and we look for­ward to work­ing closely with Coun­cils, SLSQ, tourism and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“We are com­mit­ted to up­hold­ing a bal­anced ap­proach to­wards man­ag­ing croc­o­diles, and from (last Wed­nes­day’s) meet­ing; we know this is a view shared by the ma­jor­ity of Queens­lan­ders.”

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