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Photo © Marine Freyne

Prior to the March 2012 State election, there had been a very strong push from the recreational fishing lobby to allow Photo © Marine Freyne fishing in the green zones (equates to terrestrial national park status for the protection of all species) designated within the Queensland Marine Parks. Wildlife Queensland and other conservation groups provided …

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Will the recent floods bring silt and threaten the health of Moreton Bay? 
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

While Moreton Bay seagrass meadows seemed to fair well after the 2011 flood, another major flood could be putting even a resilient system to the test. Will the recent floods bring silt and threaten the health of Moreton Bay?Photo © Wildlife Queensland Silt is a killer. While a certain amount is naturally to be expected …

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Wildlife Queensland’s 50th anniversary conference, Talking Wildlife, featured a stellar array of speakers and attracted more than 200 attendees. The two exhilirating days of ideas and information are well worth remembering, sharing and building on. To help keep the energy of the conference alive, we invited talented graphic facilitator Jana Lyn-Holly ofMindesign. She created visual …

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Grey Headed flying fox
Photo ©Nick Edards

According to organisers, this coordinated campaign on 3 November was very successful with various groups displaying Grey Headed flying foxPhoto ©Nick Edards the Grey Crosses at sites from as far north as Port Douglas in Queensland to Melbourne, Victoria in the south. The thrust of the campaign was to highlight to governments and the broader …

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Watching out for platyps
Photo © Leo Berzins

This December, 58 volunteers are rising before dawn and taking to Brisbane creeks to help gather data on platypus distribution and abundance.  Our PlatypusWatch program is training up community members to survey 80 sites this round, to establish whether platypus still occupy Enoggera Creek and Tingalpa Creek. Watching out for platypsPhoto © Leo Berzins The …

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National Parks, Girringun Rangers, Terrain and WPSQ members at the launch of the Cardwell Golf Club Glider signage. 
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

This year has seen the Tully Branch forge very productive National Parks, Girringun Rangers, Terrain and WPSQ members at the launch of the Cardwell Golf Club Glider signage.Photo © Wildlife Queensland partnerships with many other NGOs, private enterprise and the local Council. The post Yasi opportunity to secure more habitat for the Glider has been …

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Photo © Wildlife Queensland

The Hon Steven Dickson MP, Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing introduced this Bill into the Legislative Assembly on 13 November 2012. The Bill has been referred to the Health and Community Services Committee for consideration and a report back to Parliament by 2 February 2013. Photo © Wildlife Queensland The Committee is …

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Golden bell frog 
Photo © Lance Jurd

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) has served us well at times. This legislation provides the Federal Government the powers to Golden bell frogPhoto © Lance Jurd assess and approve major development that will impact on listed species, national environmental significant places as well as nuclear actions such as uranium mining …

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The future for Woondum National Park?
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

Wildlife Queensland together with many like-minded people recently called upon the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to protect Woondum National Park. The future for Woondum National Park?Photo © Wildlife Queensland Woondum National Park is not only home to threatened species and significant regional ecosystems, it  provides opportunities for people to interact and enjoy nature. Unfortunately people’s …

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Photo © Wildlife Queensland

Wildlife Queensland applauds the funding boost announced today by Andrew Powell Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection. Photo © Wildlife Queensland ‘This $800 000, part of a $26.5 million funding package over 4 years satisfies a pre election commitment of the LNP Government’ said Des Boyland, spokesperson for Wildlife Queensland. Wildlife Queensland gives credit …

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