Originally Posted by MarkJ
No it doesnt! It includes the intertiadal area.Dogs dig up turtle eggs and thats an extreme environmental concern!
WRONG dogs do not dig up turtle eggs (if they have responsible owners.) I have taken a dog through that area and you will find that there are lots of dog prints on those beaches every morning. please note that my dog was not responsible for any of them.
I would note that I saw DOZENS of turtle shells and live turtles asphyxiating and dehydrating on their backs at Cape Flattery north of cairns thanks to our original inhabitants who are free to catch them using "traditional' methods aka rifles and outboards. I witnessed two turtles left to die on the beach when the "locals' decided to head
back to town after camping at the beach. I spent days cleaning
the beach of rubbish after they left. So much for respecting "country"
I complained to Cooktown National Parks about the inhumane killing of turtles and dugongs and got NOTHING in reply.
This problem is in the too hard basket for our nanny state. One rule
for black fellas and another for whites.
Too easy to fine law abiding sailors hundreds of dollars for dragging a trolling line in fishing
restricted waters. "Restricted" only if you are not aboriginal.
Another reason I left Australia
and will never return.
BTW Don't criticise me until you sail through that area and experience the way Hopevale aborigines do not look after "country" and the sea creatures that live there.
Don't preach to me about national parks and their regs when they only apply to law abiding Balandas.