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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
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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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A resident of Gold Coast City recently noted with concern the Photo © Wildlife Queensland significant environmental harm that irresponsible four-wheel-drivers were causing in the vicinity of the Birds Road crossing of the Coomera River.  He determined the careless activity to be causing extensive damage to the banks resulting in unnatural erosion, increased sediment loads …

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Wildlife Queensland is partnering with the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) in the fight to rid Queensland of single-use plastic shopping bags. An initiative of the QCC in November 2012, the campaign was joined by Wildlife Queensland in 2013.  The campaign now urges Queenslanders to kick the plastic bag habit for the month of March 2014. …

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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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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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