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Great Barrier Reef by Steve Parish

Presented on 13 June, the 2017-18 Queensland State Budget has committed almost $275M over a five-year period to the environment. Priorities for funding include the addressing of climate change, tackling waste and protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

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The habitat supported within the mine boundaries is home to a number of endangered species including the yakka skink, ornamental snake, waxy cabbage palm and the southern subspecies of the black-throated finch, pictured (image by Stanley Tang).

With the challenges being presented by climate change, new coal mines are not what we need. Wildlife Queensland feels strongly that support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine is not only misguided but reflective of yesterday’s thinking.

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Bag Ban Bill FEATURED

Wildlife Queensland celebrates the tabling into Queensland Parliament of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017, legislating the introduction of a ban on lightweight plastics bags and a container refund scheme, both in 2018.

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  Wildlife Queensland invites you to an afternoon and evening dedicated to our wildlife and the ways it is impacted by the climate of change in which we now live. Join us for the symposium, the dinner, or both, as Wildlife Queensland presents a cutting-edge program focussed on the future of our unique biodiversity. Be …

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Qld veg FEATURED image

With the Queensland Herbarium set to launch its Statewide Regional Ecosystems Maps and Information Systems, Wildlife Queensland urges it is time for a similarly accurate and comprehensive representation of Queensland’s fauna to follow.

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Spotted-tailed quoll by Sharon Wormleaton.

Once known to inhabit bushland across Logan, the spotted–tailed quoll seems to have disappeared from the region. To raise awareness of this endangered native carnivorous marsupial, Wildlife Queensland and the Quoll Seekers Network will be hosting a Quoll Discovery Day in June.

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Volunteer caretaker of the Bukkulla Reserve, Jeff Simmons, studies the diary of a famous Australian explorer and uncovers an uncanny past connection between Wildlife Queensland and the Wildlife Land Fund Limited.

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Grey-headed flying fox mother and pup with distinctive ruff around neck and chest. Source: Vivien Jones.

Wildlife Queensland believes that immediate action must be taken to better inform the community of the sound reasons to change its collective attitude towards flying foxes – before it’s too late!

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Stacey and Matt explain for their young audience the process and importance of eDNA sampling in searching for these special secretive creatures.

Network Ten’s ‘Totally Wild’ films another segment on the work of our PlatypusWatch program, and we ponder whether screens can ever do enough to help the younger generations hear the call of the wild.

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Inspired by Australian wildlife from an early age, artist Joseph Burgess has a thought-provoking way of bringing the conservation message to life for contemporary urban communities.

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