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The future for Woondum National Park?
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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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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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Photo © Daryl Dickson

This disturbing image is of a female mahogany glider found Photo © Daryl Dickson dead today on a barbed wire fence along Ellerbeck Road, Cardwell. The dangers of barbed wire fences to wildlife are well documented. Barbed wire is both an animal welfare and conservation issue. It is recognised as a threatening process in recovery …

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Alina and Sam from Wildlife Queensland on Threatened Species Day
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On 7 September, Wildlife Queensland took conservation to the people in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Images and examples of the spotted-tailed quoll, the northern Alina and Sam from Wildlife Queensland on Threatened Species DayPhoto © WIldlife Queensland quoll, the mahogany glider and the Richmond birdwing butterfly were profiled, with their distribution, conservation status, requirements …

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Spectacled flying fox
Photo © Helen Douglas

On 7 September 2012 – Threatened Species Day – the new LNP Queensland Government, saw fit to announce amendments to the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) regulation 2006 to permit the taking of 4 species of flying fox in accordance with an approved code and operational policy under a lethal Damage Mitigation Permit (DMP). The species …

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Lion Fish
Photo © Jasen Anderson

Currently it is a waiting game. Date for submissions on the proposal to declare the Commonwealth Marine Reserves has passed. Wildlife Queensland made a final plea to simplify the zoning around the Osprey, Shark and Vema reefs and extend the area further west. Lion FishPhoto © Jasen Anderson It was also recommended that the marine …

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Crocodiles too need to keep one eye on the the LNP's approach to wildlife management
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The Queensland LNP Government has been in control for over 6 months, the budget has been handed down and public Flying foxes are one target of the LNP government’s first 6 months in officePhoto © Nick Edwards servant numbers reduced. How is the natural environment and its wildlife weathering this time of change? The answer …

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Photo © J. Miles

Threatened Species Day (Friday 7 September) is being marked this year by the re-introduction of government-sanctioned killing of two threatened species in Queensland – the Grey- Photo © J. Miles headed and Spectacled flying-foxes. Four years ago (in 2008), the Queensland Government banned the shooting of flying-foxes after an assessment by the government’s Animal Welfare …

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The State Development, Infrastructure and Industry parliamentary committee is holding an inquiry into the future and continued relevance of Government land tenure across Queensland and how the system can be overhauled to make it less complicated. Photo © Wildlife Queensland In undertaking this inquiry the Committee is to consider in particular. Ensuring our pastoral and …

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Did you know that the morning chorus of the magpie is considered to be the most complex song of any bird? At this time of year, with the looming threat of a magpie attack, it can be hard to appreciate this fact. Photo © Wildlife Queensland Between the months of August to November some magpies …

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