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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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Currawinya National Park - Photo © Robert Ashdown

It’s been a long time coming but the milestone has finally been achieved: National Park Estate areas in Queensland now Currawinya National Park – Photo © Robert Ashdown exceed five percent of the state. The Palaszczuk government is to be commended on gazetting some three properties – Boorara, Werewilka and Oolamon – as part of …

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Feral cat with phascogale. - Photo © Marika Maxwell. www.pestsmart.org.au

Our Queensland and Commonwealth governments have both proven their focus on certain aspects of biosecurity with new funding being committed to meet the challenge. Feral cat with phascogale. – Photo © Marika Maxwell. www.pestsmart.org.au The Palaszczuk government is to be commended for honouring yet another of its pre-election commitments by providing $5M over the next …

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Gliders have done well to hang on this long but can they do it for much longer? - Photo ©  Megan Johannesen

Squirrel gliders live at the end of my street in Brighton, the northernmost suburb of Brisbane City. I consider this remarkable, given that so many small animals have disappeared from Brisbane. In fact, why is it that squirrel gliders have survived? I now know the answer to this question: squirrel gliders are resilient. They have …

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Great Artesian Basin water plan area map Source: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is currently developing a new water plan to replace the Water Resource (Great Artesian Basin) Plan 2006 due to expire on 1 September 2016. Great Artesian Basin water plan area map Source: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the …

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Yes, Wildlife Queensland believes nest boxes are crucial for conservation of hollow dependent species - Photo © Ahlia Karam

Are nest boxes really all they’re cracked up to be? Often touted as the key to the survival of hollow-dependent species, nest boxes have been the focus of recent analysis by WPSQ to determine just how important their role really is. Since 2011, Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network has been conducting biannual nest box monitoring …

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The survey team - these volunteers made this successful start to the project possible - Photo  ©  Matt Cecil

As part of National Threatened Species Week 2015, Wildlife The survey team – these volunteers made this successful start to the project possible – Photo © Matt Cecil Queensland launched a new project at Demeio Park in Logan, all made possible by a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. As part of the Society’s …

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