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Platypus remains in opera house trap - Photo © Jim Rebgetz

Despite Wildlife Queensland’s ongoing campaign of over five years to have the deathtraps banned, opera house traps continue to kill platypus and other native animals in Queensland. Platypus remains in opera house trap – Photo © Jim Rebgetz Yet another two platypus were found killed in an opera house trap recently in the Numinbah section …

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Photo © Climate Change Authority

Reassuringly, the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Photo © Climate Change Authority Communications has embarked on yet more inquiries involving the environment and its management. Adding to recent inquiries into offsets policy and the management of the Great Barrier Reef, the first of three additional inquiries by the committee examines existing biosecurity to look …

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North Stradbroke Island
Photo © Michael Dawes

A broad range of local, state and national conservation groups North Stradbroke Island Photo © Brewbooks including Wildlife Queensland have expressed their support of the Quandamooka People of North Stradbroke Island and their actions in the High Court recently in defence of their native title rights. On 6 June 2014, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) …

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Castaway Reef, Great Barrier Reef
Photo © Paul Toogood

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, Photo © FightfortheReef on 18 June 2014 was a huge win for the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the millions who united around the world in its passionate support. In the face of intense pressure, the World Heritage Committee held the line and put …

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Wild dog snapped on a quoll survey
Photo © WPSQ

Feral animal impacts affect our environment, economy and society. Feral Red Eared Slider Turtle It is estimated that feral animal impacts cost Queensland’s primary producers approximately $215 million annually and the impacts on the environment may be even greater. The Newman Government supported a summit to address feral animal control in Queensland that was held …

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The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 being rushed through parliament is yet another threat to our environment and its wildlife. Wildlife Queensland is not opposed to legislation that reduces red tape and duplication, and in fact encourages the review of legislation as circumstances and situations change. However, such reviews must be subject to …

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Diddillibah bushland, Sunshine Coast 
Photo © Holly Bryant

Wildlife Queensland is opposed to environmental offsets as a mechanism to permit development in places where it should not occur. Diddillibah bushland, Sunshine CoastPhoto © Holly Bryant It is an established fact that our natural environment is in a declining condition, with our flora and fauna being subjected to many threatening processes (Natural Resource Management …

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Century base metal mine in Queensland’s north-west
Photo © Geomartin

The current Mining Lease Notification and Objection Discussion Century base metal mine in Queensland’s north-westPhoto © Geomartin Paper indicates the intention of the Newman government to reduce people’s rights to express their views on mining projects. Wildlife Queensland maintains that the environment is an issue that concerns everyone, without exception. Wildlife Queensland recently welcomed the …

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Photo © Steve Parish

Wildlife Queensland was invited to attend an Annual Collaborative Meeting on 5 March 2014 to discuss the Fraser Island Dingo Photo © Steve Parish Conservation and Risk Management Strategy of July 2013.  The meeting was attended by a number of stakeholder groups including traditional owners, researchers, island residents, conservationists and advisory committee members.  The discussion …

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They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone! That was almost the case for the amazing Mary River Turtle. You see it wasn’t until 1994 that they were formally described as a new species and by then they were on the edge of extinction. This is a fascinating story of how one …

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