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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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Myrtle rust on beach cherry (Eugenia reinwardtiana) fruit - heavy infection 
Photo © Biosecurity Queensland

This serious fungal disease continues its spread. It has now been detected on Fraser Island, a World Heritage Listed Myrtle rust on beach cherry (Eugenia reinwardtiana) fruit – heavy infectionPhoto © Biosecurity Queensland Property. Serious efforts have been made to eradicate this infection from the site. Myrtle rust can be spread on plants and cuttings, …

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Bridled nailtail wallaby
Photo © Bluey Donaldson

Wildlife Queensland and its Upper Dawson Branch have worked cooperatively with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Bridled nailtail wallabyPhoto © Bluey Donaldson Service, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing to establish the first Friends of Park partnership in Queensland. Taunton National Park (Scientific) is the location of this working relationship with a wildlife focus. …

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edologo

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) has been another victim of the LNP Government’s ‘claw back the dollars attitude’ that appears to be focused on many aspects of community assistance or benefit. The withdrawal of a $97000 grant without appropriate notice presents a major financial challenge for this independent community legal centre. Currently demand for assistance …

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Brown Booby nesting with plastic in Swain Reefs
Photo © Krista Verlis

Wildlife Queensland is pleased to announce the 2012 Brown Booby nesting with plastic in Swain ReefsPhoto © Krista Verlis recipients of our student research grants. Thank you to all the many students who submitted applications – it was great to see how many essential and fascinating research subjects are being undertaken. Here are the 5 …

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In the early 1990s Australia was a global benchmark for Photo © Wildlife Queensland ecotourism.  Recognised as possessing some of the most stunning natural ecosystems and unique biodiversity in the world, our tourism operators within these areas were showcased for demonstrating industry best practices to conserve these resources. But today, as the rest of the …

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Photo © Jenny Thynne

Members of several conservation groups met with Hon Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection to discuss what the future holds for Queensland’s flying foxes. Groups included Wildlife Queensland, Bat Conservation and Rescue and RSPCA. ‘There is no question that the pre-election commitments of the Photo © Jenny Thynne new LNP Government will be …

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