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UNESCO has deferred a decision to place the Great Barrier Reef on its ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list. UNESCO was advised by the Federal Government that progress was being made to address their concerns. Queensland Government representatives were also present. Both Governments now claim the recent release of the 2013 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan …

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Professor Hugh Possingham has been awarded a five year $2.4M Australian Research Council Laureate to allow the development of a rigorous framework for deciding if protecting habitat is better than restoring it. Prof Possingham is Director of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and Vice-chancellor’s senior research fellow at the University of Queensland. Hugh …

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On 21 May 2013 Hon Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment and The Endangered Boronia repanda – Girraween National ParkPhoto © Queensland Herbarium Heritage Protection introduced the Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. In accord with due process the Bill was referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee (AREC) who in …

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The Queensland Government is funding a call for tenders for a feasibility study of a proposed new wild dog check fence in Central Western Queensland which closed on 19 July. Photo © NSW DPI Wild dogs (feral dogs, dingos and hybrids) in Queensland are causing considerable economic loss to the sheep and cattle industries. It …

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