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Is the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area now safe? The draft Great Barrier Reef coral spire – Photo © Scott Sporleder Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan has been released. The draft document comprised of two components – the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and the Reef Trust – presents some positives. However, Wildlife Queensland …

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On 18 June 2014, the Senate referred the Abbott Government’s Australian biodiversity is in decline – Photo © Kenneth Pinto attacks on Australia’s environment for inquiry and report by the third sitting day in 2015. On 27 August 2014 the Senate extended the reporting date to the third last sitting day in June 2015. As …

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After years of campaigning by Wildlife Queensland to have opera Platypus remains in opera house trap – Photo © Jim Rebgetz house traps banned, a government has finally listened and has action in hand to reduce ongoing threats to platypus. Wildlife Queensland welcomes the advice received from Primary Industries Minister John McVeigh that there will …

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Despite Wildlife Queensland’s ongoing campaign of over five years to have the deathtraps banned, opera house traps continue to kill platypus and other native animals in Queensland. Platypus remains in opera house trap – Photo © Jim Rebgetz Yet another two platypus were found killed in an opera house trap recently in the Numinbah section …

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Reassuringly, the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Photo © Climate Change Authority Communications has embarked on yet more inquiries involving the environment and its management. Adding to recent inquiries into offsets policy and the management of the Great Barrier Reef, the first of three additional inquiries by the committee examines existing biosecurity to look …

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A broad range of local, state and national conservation groups North Stradbroke Island Photo © Brewbooks including Wildlife Queensland have expressed their support of the Quandamooka People of North Stradbroke Island and their actions in the High Court recently in defence of their native title rights. On 6 June 2014, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) …

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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, Photo © FightfortheReef on 18 June 2014 was a huge win for the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the millions who united around the world in its passionate support. In the face of intense pressure, the World Heritage Committee held the line and put …

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Feral animal impacts affect our environment, economy and society. Feral Red Eared Slider Turtle It is estimated that feral animal impacts cost Queensland’s primary producers approximately $215 million annually and the impacts on the environment may be even greater. The Newman Government supported a summit to address feral animal control in Queensland that was held …

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The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 being rushed through parliament is yet another threat to our environment and its wildlife. Wildlife Queensland is not opposed to legislation that reduces red tape and duplication, and in fact encourages the review of legislation as circumstances and situations change. However, such reviews must be subject to …

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Wildlife Queensland is opposed to environmental offsets as a mechanism to permit development in places where it should not occur. Diddillibah bushland, Sunshine CoastPhoto © Holly Bryant It is an established fact that our natural environment is in a declining condition, with our flora and fauna being subjected to many threatening processes (Natural Resource Management …

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