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All six species of Australian glider are found in Queensland, five of them in the south-east of the State. They range in size from the tiny feathertail glider, which can sit in a child’s hand, to the solitary and regionally vulnerable greater glider. Aims The Queensland Glider Network (QGN) was established in early 2006 to support …

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Male Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia)Photo © Jennifer Broomhall The recent sighting of the magnificent Richmond Birdwing butterfly in suburban Thornlands (Redlands) is fantastic news and potentially signifies that this butterfly once again is calling the Redlands home. The identification has been confirmed by Dr. Ian Gynther of the Threatened Species Partnerships – Queensland Parks …

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 JOIN THE RBCN Aims Male Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia)Photo © Jennifer Broomhall The Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN) is an affiliation of individuals, groups and organisations dedicated to the conservation of the Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia) and its host plants, the Richmond birdwing vine (Pararistolochia praevenosa) and mountain aristolochia (P. laheyana). The RBCN strives to …

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PlatypusWatch

The platypus is one of Australia’s most amazing animals. Unfortunately, there is growing evidence that its numbers are declining. We urgently need to know where platypus live – where they are common and where they have disappeared. Aims PlatypusWatch is a community-based program that aims to document where platypus occur so that we can develop a …

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Have you seen an echidna lately? Wildlife Queensland’s EchidnaWatch program is gathering information on the distribution and abundance of echidnas in your area – and we’d like your help. The only species of echidna in Queensland, and Australia – the short-beaked echidna – is one of our most loved and unique animals. With a distribution …

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Why are mangroves important – why do we monitor? The Moreton Bay area has eight species of mangroves covering approximately 13,500 hectares. Mangroves have multiple merits, they are coastal: canaries – early indicators of change in aquatic health kidneys – trapping and filtering sediments nurseries – being essential habitat for fish crabs and prawns buffers …

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Why are seagrasses important – why do we monitor? Moreton Bay supports eight seagrass species totaling about 25,000 ha which occur in intertidal and sub-tidal areas. The benefits of seagrasses are many; they: buffer and filter nutrient and chemical inputs stabilise coastal sediments provide food and shelter for many organisms are nursery grounds for commercially …

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About Faunawatch FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch. Do you look out for wildlife when you’re out and about? If so, become a FaunaWatch observer and tell us what you see. Aims The FaunaWatch program collects and compiles sighting information submitted by community volunteers. We’re not just interested in …

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A typical fire ant nest looks like a mound of loose dirt, with no visible entry or exit holes. Nests can also be found under logs, rocks or gardening materials. – Photo © courtesy Biosecurity Queensland A new incursion of fire ants has been detected near the Brisbane airport. This is a new arrival of …

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