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The Hon John McVeigh, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recently advised Wildlife Queensland, a key stakeholder, that the coming year will be a very busy year. Moreton Bay ShoresPhoto © Bertknot Fisheries Queensland has started with a fresh outlook and a plan of action to address a number of key projects. Senior staff changes …

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The second public consultation period for the Commonwealth Coral garden with Steephead Parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos). North Horn, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea Marine Reserve Network, including the jewel in the crown, The Coral Sea Marine Reserve, closed on 14th February 2013. Due process now follows. Should everything fall into place the prolonged battle for the Coral …

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Wildlife Queensland continues to be amazed at the so-called benefits for the community the LNP Government in its wisdom continues to introduce at the expense of the environment and its wildlife. Stuart Oil Shale Project – near Gladstone, AustraliaPhoto © Greenpeace Australia Another potential threat to our environment has been unleashed by the LNP Government. …

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As a wildlife volunteer, you may find yourself exhibiting unusual behaviours – like walking slowly along the streets of You’re in! One of the bush stone curlews counted on Coochie this FebruaryPhoto © Saren Starbridge Moreton Bay’s Coochiemudlo Island, peering into gardens, staring up driveways and angling to get a good look alongside houses and …

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On January 5, Wildlife Queensland hosted a high level delegation from Vietnam for a conservation corridor site visit Photo © Dallas Ellis in Australia, building on Australia’s learnings in the practical establishment of wildlife corridors. The delegation is seeking to establish a biodiversity conservation corridor among three provinces in Central Vietnam connecting protected areas. Professor …

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Recent research into people’s connection with nature, such as Photo © Wildlife Queensland the extinction of experience, the nature deficit disorder and the biophilia hypothesis suggests that having a sense of connection to/with nature is of great importance for human wellbeing and conservation values. A greater than ever proportion of the population are living in …

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On 14 January 2013, the Commonwealth Government Photo © Meg Green released the draft management plan for the Coral Sea marine reserve. There is one last opportunity for you to have your say and make a contribution. Submissions close on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2013. Wildlife Queensland offers some guidance on what aspects could be …

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Prior to the March 2012 State election, there had been a very strong push from the recreational fishing lobby to allow Photo © Marine Freyne fishing in the green zones (equates to terrestrial national park status for the protection of all species) designated within the Queensland Marine Parks. Wildlife Queensland and other conservation groups provided …

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While Moreton Bay seagrass meadows seemed to fair well after the 2011 flood, another major flood could be putting even a resilient system to the test. Will the recent floods bring silt and threaten the health of Moreton Bay?Photo © Wildlife Queensland Silt is a killer. While a certain amount is naturally to be expected …

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Wildlife Queensland’s 50th anniversary conference, Talking Wildlife, featured a stellar array of speakers and attracted more than 200 attendees. The two exhilirating days of ideas and information are well worth remembering, sharing and building on. To help keep the energy of the conference alive, we invited talented graphic facilitator Jana Lyn-Holly ofMindesign. She created visual …

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