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Generously hosted and supported by Park Ridge Connect, our Quoll Seekers Network’s well-turned-out Quoll Discovery Day on 26 March in Logan introduced mammal-watchers and market-goers alike to Queensland’s endearing but, sadly, endangered spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus).

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The United Nations declared 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to raise awareness of forest habitats and encourage local, national and international efforts to protect and restore forests. Around 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity exists in forests, which combined contain 60,000 tree species; however, 420 million hectares of forest (an area bigger than India) have been lost since 1990.

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Holding recycling sign

Recycling has been called the Earth’s ‘Seventh Resource’ (after water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals) because it saves more than 700 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, with an estimated increase to 1 billion tonnes saved each year expected by 2030. Today is Global Recycling Day, so we’re showcasing a few simple ways you can help conserve the planet’s resources.

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Greater glider

Before the latest ‘big wet’ arrived, our glider guru, Paul Revie, Project Officer for the Queensland Glider Network, put his gaiters on and went out searching for greater gliders in the Scenic Rim.

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Tamielle taking eDNA

Just before the recent flooding hit, late last month Lockyer Valley organisations and locals invited Tamielle Brunt from Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network to speak at a workshop about platypuses and environmental DNA (eDNA).

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Today is International Women’s Day and 2022’s theme is #breakthebias. This year, as a way to do that, we’ve decided to keep it light and ‘reclaim’ two words sometimes used to describe women in minimising ways – bird and chick.

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Plastics

At the UN, 174 nations including Australia got a big tick for agreeing to develop a global plastic pollution treaty, the Boomerang Alliance of 55 NGO said yesterday.

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Dine & Shine postponed

Sadly, due to flooding and to ensure the safety of people and wildlife, we have had to POSTPONE the Queensland Glider Network ‘Dine & Shine’ Glider Workshop and Spotlighting event planned for this Saturday at Camp Moogerah.

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Petition against marine plastic

The world’s leaders are set to be considering a world-first international marine plastics treaty this week. Such a treaty would be the much-needed first step in initiating more coordinated action on plastic pollution – a problem affecting marine life globally. Sign the petition supporting this treaty today.

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Our thoughts are with all Queenslanders – whether people or wildlife – at this time of catastrophic flooding across many parts of the state. If you find flood-affected wildlife, please call the RSPCA on 1300 264 265.

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