Act now: Save freshwater wildlife!


Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (Wildlife Queensland) is the longest-running and one of the most respected wildlife conservation organisations in Queensland. For more than 60 years we’ve worked to protect and conserve at-risk species and habitats, advocating for better environmental policy, delivering vital on-ground conservation programs, and raising awareness of wildlife conservation issues through education and community engagement.

Ban enclosed yabby traps in Queensland now!

Enclosed yabby traps (opera house nets) continue to cause the horrific drowning deaths of our native aquatic wildlife, including platypus, rakali and turtles. The current regulations are insufficient and confusing, as evidenced by illegal usage and disregard for the law.

Following the lead of other states in banning these traps in all waters, Wildlife Queensland calls for a comprehensive ban on the sale, possession and use of enclosed yabby traps in Queensland.


Top platypus-spotting tips

Despite their distinctive appearance marked by a duck-like bill, webbed feet, and a thick tail that serves as a fat reserve, spotting a platypus in the wild remains a challenging endeavour.

These fascinating monotremes are notoriously elusive, tending to shelter during the day in burrows dug into stream banks and typically emerging only at dawn and dusk.

Increase your platypus-spotting success with these top tips.

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Protecting wildlife

Protecting and connecting threatened species through our innovative surveying and monitoring programs and key habitat restoration projects.

influencing choices

Cooperating with local & state governments and conservation groups to develop policies & campaigns that protect our state’s natural heritage.

engaging communities

Educating and engaging people and communities, the foundation of our Society, to inspire change and achieve positive conservation outcomes.

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Your generous tax-deductible donation is your chance to make a huge impact on the wildlife you care about. More than 70% of all donations go towards our conservation projects to protect threatened species and habitats.

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