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In 2013, the Commonwealth Government released a document, a Photo © Doreen Payne draft of referral guidelines about vulnerable koalas, to be applied to the Environmental Preservation & Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act for comment. Due to our ongoing activity – Wildlife Queensland has had an interest in the welfare and maintenance of koala populations since …

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Wildlife Queensland gives qualified support to the outcome from COAG with regard to Environmental Regulation reform. Wildlife Queensland acknowledges the strong support from the broader community and was pleased to play a part in the united front presented by non-government environmental and conservation organisations throughout Australia and overseas. This at least deferred the inappropriate action …

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Gaze a while at these giant clams, which seem to be smiling. Don’t you feel calmer? They link to an article inside ‘Feeling Blue?’ about the mental health benefits of interactions with nature. By showcasing natural beauty and telling the great ecological stories of this continent, Wildlife Australia motivates stronger ties to nature to empower conservation. We don’t add any extra clutter on our covers. The accurate, abundant and intriguing details you expect from Wildlife Australia are inside, in our captivating features and compellingly news and views

Well – we won our category Science, technology and nature.’ Nicole Kidman, WHO Magazine’s ‘woman in red, beat us to the top accolade of overall Magazine Cover of the year. In our category, we beat the likes of Australian Geographic! Gaze a while at these giant clams, which seem to be smiling. Don’t you feel …

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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 
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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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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?
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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 
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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
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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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