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Photo © Nick Edards

The Queensland Government proposes to allow local Photo © Nick Edards authorities to move on flying fox camps without applying for damage mitigation permits. The Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Hon Andrew Powell M.P. said it was in line with the Newman Government’s war on ‘green tape’. In designated urban areas, councils will be given …

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placesyoulove

While you can’t hug a turtle of give a koala a bunch of flowers, you can show your love for our special places and wildlife by tweeting the Prime Minister this Valentine’s Day card and sharing your love on facebook. Thanks to thousands of people like you taking action last year, the Federal Government halted …

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Photo © Wildlife Queensland

As reported previously on this website, the Council of Photo © Wildlife Queensland Australian Governments (COAG) recently reaffirmed its commitment to broad environmental regulation reform that enhances efficiency and increases certainty for business while maintaining high environmental standards. The imminent threat of devolving environmental assessment powers to States and Territories vanished. Wildlife Queensland is of …

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Moreton Bay Shores
Photo © Bertknot

The Hon John McVeigh, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recently advised Wildlife Queensland, a key stakeholder, that the coming year will be a very busy year. Moreton Bay ShoresPhoto © Bertknot Fisheries Queensland has started with a fresh outlook and a plan of action to address a number of key projects. Senior staff changes …

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Coral garden with Steephead Parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos). North Horn, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea

The second public consultation period for the Commonwealth Coral garden with Steephead Parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos). North Horn, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea Marine Reserve Network, including the jewel in the crown, The Coral Sea Marine Reserve, closed on 14th February 2013. Due process now follows. Should everything fall into place the prolonged battle for the Coral …

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Stuart Oil Shale Project - near Gladstone, Australia 
Photo © Greenpeace Australia

Wildlife Queensland continues to be amazed at the so-called benefits for the community the LNP Government in its wisdom continues to introduce at the expense of the environment and its wildlife. Stuart Oil Shale Project – near Gladstone, AustraliaPhoto © Greenpeace Australia Another potential threat to our environment has been unleashed by the LNP Government. …

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You’re in! One of the bush stone curlews counted on Coochie this February
Photo © Saren Starbridge

As a wildlife volunteer, you may find yourself exhibiting unusual behaviours – like walking slowly along the streets of You’re in! One of the bush stone curlews counted on Coochie this FebruaryPhoto © Saren Starbridge Moreton Bay’s Coochiemudlo Island, peering into gardens, staring up driveways and angling to get a good look alongside houses and …

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From left: Ms. Tal Polak, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland; Dr. Martina Di Fonzo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland; Ms. Lisa Carter, Ecologist, Logan Water Alliance; Mr. Murray Swales, Natural Areas Officer, Logan Water Alliance; Ms. Bui Hoa Binh, National Project Coordinator, GMS Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project, Ms. Karen Brock, Senior Projects Officer, Wildlife Queensland; Ms. Ewa Meyer, Projects Manager, Wildlife Queensland; Ms. Le Minh Toan, Director, Department of Planning and Finance, Vietnam Environment Administration; Mr. Ngo Xuan Quy, Deputy Head, Division of Biodiversity Conservation Planning, Biodiversity Conservation Agency, Vietnam Environment Administration; Ms. Vu Hong Diep, Senior Official, Department of Science and Technology, Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Mr. Nguyen Vien Dan, Deputy Director General, Department of Planning, Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Dr. Pham Anh Cuong, Director, Biodiversity Conservation Agency, Vietnam Environment Administration; Cr Don Petersen, Chairperson Roads & Water Infrastructure Committee, Logan City Council
Photo © Wildlife Queensland

On January 5, Wildlife Queensland hosted a high level delegation from Vietnam for a conservation corridor site visit Photo © Dallas Ellis in Australia, building on Australia’s learnings in the practical establishment of wildlife corridors. The delegation is seeking to establish a biodiversity conservation corridor among three provinces in Central Vietnam connecting protected areas. Professor …

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Photo © Wildlife Queensland

Recent research into people’s connection with nature, such as Photo © Wildlife Queensland the extinction of experience, the nature deficit disorder and the biophilia hypothesis suggests that having a sense of connection to/with nature is of great importance for human wellbeing and conservation values. A greater than ever proportion of the population are living in …

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Photo © Meg Green

On 14 January 2013, the Commonwealth Government Photo © Meg Green released the draft management plan for the Coral Sea marine reserve. There is one last opportunity for you to have your say and make a contribution. Submissions close on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2013. Wildlife Queensland offers some guidance on what aspects could be …

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