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As part of National Threatened Species Week 2015, Wildlife The survey team – these volunteers made this successful start to the project possible – Photo © Matt Cecil Queensland launched a new project at Demeio Park in Logan, all made possible by a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. As part of the Society’s …

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With bushland destruction continuing in Queensland at an apparently escalating rate, Wildlife Queensland wonders when the Palaszczuk government will deliver on its pre-election commitment to reverse the Newman government’s land clearing laws? WPSQ believes that action taken immediately would not be soon enough. Remnant vegetation, bushland and forests are a valuable resource, providing protection to …

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A promotional give-away of helium-filled balloons by the LNP and Channel Seven at the 2015 Royal Brisbane Show has shocked and angered conservation groups, including Wildlife Queensland. Balloons collected by Stradbroke Island clean ups 2013-2014 – Photo © Mary Pollard “This is madness,” said Toby Hutcheon, Wildlife Queensland Campaign Manager for Plastic Waste. “After all …

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It is no secret that the administrative framework for the management of state land in Queensland has been under review for many years and certainly since the Bligh government. On 30 July 2015, Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, announced that proposed changes to stock route …

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A recent exchange with Hon Dr Steven Miles highlighted WPSQ’s concerns regarding three broad classes of wildlife which periodically result in conflict with humans: macropods, crocodiles and flying-foxes. In his responses regarding the management of the various species, the Minister reassured that science will play a more significant role going forward. Red kangaroo – Photo © …

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At the Threatened Species Summit held in Melbourne on 16 July 2015 the Australian government released its Threatened Species Strategy, an action plan to achieve the long-term goal It is pleasing that efforts will be directed to some species that call Queensland home, such as the eastern bristlebird – Photo © David Cook of reversing …

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The 100th edition of our my.Wildlife eBulletin this month got us thinking about the 100 most threatened species from Spotted-tailed quoll, among WPSQ’s ‘Top 10’ – Photo © Kavini Wijesooriya around the world, and where Queensland and our Society fit in to the picture. The official list of the world’s 100 most threatened species, entitled …

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Wildlife Queensland’s plastics campaign is making progress having recently achieved two very significant milestones. Wildlife Queensland welcomes two recent outcomes as significant steps forward in reducing litter and the threats it poses to our native and endangered wildlife – Photo © Surfrider Foundation Working alongside the Boomerang Alliance to achieve action by the state government …

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Our national Biosecurity Bill 2014 will soon undergo its second reading debate in the Australian Senate. Scheduled for Myrtle rust is threatening a range of species, including melaleuca, putting the fauna dependent on those species at risk. – Photo © Lana Baskerville 18 May, this review presents a much-needed opportunity for the Bill’s legislation to …

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Located around 14km from the Brisbane CBD, Moreton Bay is undoubtedly one of Queensland’s most important coastal resources. Moreton Bay Marine Park, undoubtedly one of Queensland’s most important coastal resources.- Photo © Robert Ashdown. Its mostly blue waters- at times interrupted by algal blooms and sediment loads – are an ideal playground for boaties, recreational …

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