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Join Wildlife Queensland on a bat-tastic Brisbane River cruise! Watch the bats fly over the Brisbane River at sunset, interact with orphaned baby bats on board and listen to live commentary about Brisbane, the flying-fox species and other amazing wildlife. About Batty Boat Cruises Meet orphaned baby bats on board Batty Boat Cruise. Batty Boat Cruises …

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Wildlife Queensland President, Peter Ogilvie will present Tiaro & Mary River Turtle hatchling, appeal postcard-Photo © Tiaro & District Landcare Group District Landcare Group with a large cheque on 1 November 2014 in a symbolic hand over of the funds raised through the Society’s Mary River Turtle Appeal. Wildlife Queensland Secretary and two other members …

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A recent survey undertaken in the Springwood electorate by sitting Springwood electorate – Photo © www.queenslandlabor.org member, John Grant MP, indicates that the environment and its wildlife have returned to the top 5 or 6 matters of concern among young people. Wildlife Queensland is aware that “one swallow does not a summer make” but welcomes …

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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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