With the election date almost upon us all political parties have been relatively quiet about the environment. How do the major parties’ responses to our requests for comment compare, and what does the future hold for our wildlife?
Rangers and researchers are excited by a boom in bridled nailtail (BNT) wallaby numbers at Taunton National Park (Scientific) where funds raised by Wildlife Queensland have clearly been making a difference for this endangered species.
As Wildlife Queensland works to bring back the Richmond birdwing butterfly in south-east Queensland, a ‘sister project’ is giving a lifeline to the endangered Queen Alexandra’s birdwing of Papua New Guinea.
For all those supporting and following our current appeal to save the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly by planting 500 vines essential to the survival of this vulnerable species, we have many thanks and some great news.
Wildlife Queensland can now confirm that flying-fox populations are in decline, and a policy for the protection of Queensland’s mainland flying-fox species (spectacled flying-fox, black flying-fox, grey-headed flying-fox, and little red flying-fox) is being developed – a key step in a campaign to enhance the conservation of these native species.
Land clearing, rising temperatures, Adani, a lack of connection with nature, and greener transport were among the issues that surfaced when Wildlife Queensland opened the climate change can of worms at its Wildlife Matters symposium in New Farm recently.