Image © John Gould

What extinct species would you bring back if you could? Image © John Gould This intriguing question engaged nearly 200 powerful minds at the Great Extinction Debate, an evening of lightness and laughter held on 25 October to celebrate Wildlife Australia’s 50th birthday. Compered by Wildlife Australia co-editor Tim Low, four panellists made compelling arguments …

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Sand mining on NSI 
Photo © WPSQ

In yet another blow for the environment, sand mining is to continue until 2035. The Newman Government’s legislation that winds back Sand mining on NSIPhoto © WPSQ the hard fought for environmental gains under the previous Government will not only impact the environment and its wildlife but undoubtedly will further suppress the Quandamooka people’s native …

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The temperature is rising – but we are rising too! Photo © WPSQ So rang the chant as hundreds rallied on Townsville’s Strand for the national day of action on climate change on Sunday 17 November. A goodly number of Townsville Branch members and friends were among the crowd and after a hasty search for …

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Photo © Wildlife Queensland

The environment appears to be under attack on all fronts. Since March 2012 the Queensland Government’s attitude to the Photo © Wildlife Queensland environment and its wildlife has been less than caring broadly speaking. Now the Commonwealth Government is in on the act with the Environment Legislation Amendment Bill tabled on 14th November 2013. The …

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What future for the climate?
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

It has not taken the newly elected Federal Government long to indicate its attitude towards, and care for, the environment. What future for the climate?Photo © Wildlife Queensland In the first few days of government, public service agencies with a focus on Climate Change and even the apolitical Climate Commission have been abandoned. In the …

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Bird population at Swan Lake 
Photo © Daryl Evans

STOP PRESS On 3 November, the Queensland state government announced its decision to direct port operators to preserve ‘Swan Lake’ within their amended Land Use Plan. Wildlife Queensland congratulates all those involved in the successful campaign to stop the destruction of yet another wildlife habitat and commends the Premier and the Environment Minister, Hon Andrew …

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Environmental Disaster
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

The announcement that a draft memorandum of understanding streaming environmental approvals between the Federal and Queensland State Governments has been signed brings no joy to Wildlife Queensland. Environmental DisasterPhoto © Wildlife Queensland ‘Wildlife Queensland appreciates the necessity to achieve a balance among conservation of our biodiversity, provision for ecological sustainable industries and meeting community needs’ …

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Long-Nosed Potoroo
Photo © Andrew Shipway

We all treasure something that’s rare, and when it happens to hop into your own backyard it can be an especially rewarding experience. Long-Nosed PotorooPhoto © Andrew Shipway Tracey and Mark Finnegan were thrilled to find out that they are sharing their Kerry Valley cattle farm, which borders the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park, …

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Photo © Moreton Bay Regional Council

Wildlife Queensland is simply aghast at the lack of action by the Liberal National Party State Government in addressing animal welfare for our native fauna. Photo © Moreton Bay Regional Council For a number of years Wildlife Queensland has been advocating for a ban to be placed on opera house traps to prevent non-target species …

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Blackbraes National Park
Photo © NPAQ

Wildlife Queensland wonders where and when will this madness end? The national park estate is about 4.8% of Queensland – well below international recognised desirable standards and certainly below the average in the various States and Territories. Blackbraes National ParkPhoto © NPAQ Today the primary purpose of national parks is to afford protection to and …

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