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Every year, the Bayside branch Cicada Awards give the young people of south-east Queensland a voice on the environmental issues that shape their lives. Students across south-east Queensland are being encouraged to let their imaginations, passions and creativity go wild once again by creating a short film with an environmental theme relevant to SEQ and …

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WildInSight will streamline and significantly improve our ability to receive public sightings data and monitor wildlife distribution across the state. Collecting observation data from public sightings is an important method of acquiring distribution data for our native wildlife. However, the difficulty lies within the reporting. How do you capture that platypus or quoll sighting? Wildlife …

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Environment spending for Queensland in 2016-17 dedicates $12.1 million over four years and ongoing funding of $2.6 million every year for koala conservation and protection measures. – Photo © Sharon Wormleaton The Queensland Government’s 2016-17 Budget delivered a better than anticipated boost for the environment and its wildlife when released last Tuesday. Increased funding in …

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On World Environment Day 2016, the Queensland LNP announced its support for a major recycling scheme involving a 10c refund for every plastic bottle or can collected, and went on to promise the introduction of the scheme if re-elected. “Wildlife Queensland welcomes this as a major step forward in reducing harm to wildlife,” said Des …

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Wildlife Queensland celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June 2016 with a clean-up at the QUT Gardens Point mangroves followed by a short film screening on marine pollution. Throughout the evening, the audience enjoyed the sounds of Brisbane-based singer-songwriter, Michael Josephson and banjoist Dave Holzberger, both from the Indie-folk outfit Moski Jo. The films shown …

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Wildlife Queensland and the Quoll Seekers Network wish to thank Logan City Council for its support in searching for spotted-tailed quoll in the Logan region. – Photo © Amanda Ainley The Quoll Seekers Network (QSN) can continue the search for spotted-tailed quoll in the Logan region thanks to funding provided through the Logan City Council …

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A typical fire ant nest looks like a mound of loose dirt, with no visible entry or exit holes. Nests can also be found under logs, rocks or gardening materials. – Photo © courtesy Biosecurity Queensland A new incursion of fire ants has been detected near the Brisbane airport. This is a new arrival of …

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Gilbert River

With the Queensland election less than six months away, it’s time to Gilbert River – Andrew Picone – Photo © www.wilderness.org.au take stock of the Newman Government’s environmental record. We’re all aware of its appalling failure to protect the Great Barrier Reef and its commitment to open up vast new coal mines in the Galilee …

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Tamielle Brunt

The platypus is unique, iconic and certainly elusive; its Tamielle observes the pool below for presence of platypus in the afternoon – Photo © Tamielle Brunt reliance on fresh, flowing water habitat makes spotting it a challenge. But if you’re up for an early morning or late evening walk not far from Brisbane, you may …

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Caught on Camera Chart

Wildlife caught on camera by QSN monitoring surveys, 2011 – 2014 In fulfilment of statutory reporting requirements, Wildlife Queensland’s QuollSeekers Network recently submitted the findings of three camera monitoring surveys for spotted-tailed quolls. As well as documented evidence of a quoll population, the data provided some interesting insight into the kinds of species the quoll …

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