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Gliders have done well to hang on this long but can they do it for much longer? - Photo ©  Megan Johannesen

Squirrel gliders live at the end of my street in Brighton, the northernmost suburb of Brisbane City. I consider this remarkable, given that so many small animals have disappeared from Brisbane. In fact, why is it that squirrel gliders have survived? I now know the answer to this question: squirrel gliders are resilient. They have …

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Great Artesian Basin water plan area map Source: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is currently developing a new water plan to replace the Water Resource (Great Artesian Basin) Plan 2006 due to expire on 1 September 2016. Great Artesian Basin water plan area map Source: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the …

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Yes, Wildlife Queensland believes nest boxes are crucial for conservation of hollow dependent species - Photo © Ahlia Karam

Are nest boxes really all they’re cracked up to be? Often touted as the key to the survival of hollow-dependent species, nest boxes have been the focus of recent analysis by WPSQ to determine just how important their role really is. Since 2011, Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network has been conducting biannual nest box monitoring …

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The survey team - these volunteers made this successful start to the project possible - Photo  ©  Matt Cecil

As part of National Threatened Species Week 2015, Wildlife The survey team – these volunteers made this successful start to the project possible – Photo © Matt Cecil Queensland launched a new project at Demeio Park in Logan, all made possible by a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. As part of the Society’s …

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Bushland_Destruction

With bushland destruction continuing in Queensland at an apparently escalating rate, Wildlife Queensland wonders when the Palaszczuk government will deliver on its pre-election commitment to reverse the Newman government’s land clearing laws? WPSQ believes that action taken immediately would not be soon enough. Remnant vegetation, bushland and forests are a valuable resource, providing protection to …

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HeliumBalloon

A promotional give-away of helium-filled balloons by the LNP and Channel Seven at the 2015 Royal Brisbane Show has shocked and angered conservation groups, including Wildlife Queensland. Balloons collected by Stradbroke Island clean ups 2013-2014 – Photo © Mary Pollard “This is madness,” said Toby Hutcheon, Wildlife Queensland Campaign Manager for Plastic Waste. “After all …

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StockRouteNetwork

It is no secret that the administrative framework for the management of state land in Queensland has been under review for many years and certainly since the Bligh government. On 30 July 2015, Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, announced that proposed changes to stock route …

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Red kangaroo - Photo © Lindsey Lumsden

A recent exchange with Hon Dr Steven Miles highlighted WPSQ’s concerns regarding three broad classes of wildlife which periodically result in conflict with humans: macropods, crocodiles and flying-foxes. In his responses regarding the management of the various species, the Minister reassured that science will play a more significant role going forward. Red kangaroo – Photo © …

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It is pleasing that efforts will be directed to some species that call Queensland home, such as the eastern bristlebird - Photo © David Cook

At the Threatened Species Summit held in Melbourne on 16 July 2015 the Australian government released its Threatened Species Strategy, an action plan to achieve the long-term goal It is pleasing that efforts will be directed to some species that call Queensland home, such as the eastern bristlebird – Photo © David Cook of reversing …

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Spotted-tailed quoll, among WPSQ’s ‘Top 10’ - Photo © Kavini Wijesooriya

The 100th edition of our my.Wildlife eBulletin this month got us thinking about the 100 most threatened species from Spotted-tailed quoll, among WPSQ’s ‘Top 10’ – Photo © Kavini Wijesooriya around the world, and where Queensland and our Society fit in to the picture. The official list of the world’s 100 most threatened species, entitled …

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