|The Townsville branch has a long history of caring for our local environment and encouraging the community to understand and appreciate the wildlife and natural places that exist within our city boundaries and immediate surrounds. Of special interest are the health and management of nearby national end environmental parks (such as at the Town Common or on Magnetic Island). We have also been active in encouraging sound management of urban flying-fox colonies and promoting better understanding of their importance and conservation needs.
Further afield the branch has a strong interest in the protection of coastal woodlands and rainforest, the protection of Hinchinbrook Island and Channel, and broader coastal, reef and land management issues. It is an advocate for the conservation of threatened species such as the dugong, snubfin dolphin, mahogany glider and cassowary.