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The announcement that a draft memorandum of understanding streaming environmental approvals between the Federal and Queensland State Governments has been signed brings no joy to Wildlife Queensland. Environmental DisasterPhoto © Wildlife Queensland ‘Wildlife Queensland appreciates the necessity to achieve a balance among conservation of our biodiversity, provision for ecological sustainable industries and meeting community needs’ …

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We all treasure something that’s rare, and when it happens to hop into your own backyard it can be an especially rewarding experience. Long-Nosed PotorooPhoto © Andrew Shipway Tracey and Mark Finnegan were thrilled to find out that they are sharing their Kerry Valley cattle farm, which borders the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park, …

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Wildlife Queensland is simply aghast at the lack of action by the Liberal National Party State Government in addressing animal welfare for our native fauna. Photo © Moreton Bay Regional Council For a number of years Wildlife Queensland has been advocating for a ban to be placed on opera house traps to prevent non-target species …

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Wildlife Queensland wonders where and when will this madness end? The national park estate is about 4.8% of Queensland – well below international recognised desirable standards and certainly below the average in the various States and Territories. Blackbraes National ParkPhoto © NPAQ Today the primary purpose of national parks is to afford protection to and …

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UNESCO has deferred a decision to place the Great Barrier Reef on its ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list. UNESCO was advised by the Federal Government that progress was being made to address their concerns. Queensland Government representatives were also present. Both Governments now claim the recent release of the 2013 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan …

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Professor Hugh Possingham has been awarded a five year $2.4M Australian Research Council Laureate to allow the development of a rigorous framework for deciding if protecting habitat is better than restoring it. Prof Possingham is Director of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and Vice-chancellor’s senior research fellow at the University of Queensland. Hugh …

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On 21 May 2013 Hon Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment and The Endangered Boronia repanda – Girraween National ParkPhoto © Queensland Herbarium Heritage Protection introduced the Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. In accord with due process the Bill was referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee (AREC) who in …

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The Queensland Government is funding a call for tenders for a feasibility study of a proposed new wild dog check fence in Central Western Queensland which closed on 19 July. Photo © NSW DPI Wild dogs (feral dogs, dingos and hybrids) in Queensland are causing considerable economic loss to the sheep and cattle industries. It …

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In early June Wildlife Queensland strongly supported an Australia wide campaign: Give the Federal Government the power to protect our national parks!- June 2013 Our national parks protect some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, and provide critical habitat for our unique native plants and wildlife – many of them threatened. National parks …

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On 7 June 2012 the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the State Development, Infrastructure and Industry What will be the future of our publicly owned lands?Photo © Wildlife Queensland Committee inquire into and report on the future and continued relevance of the current Government land tenure. A final report by the State Development, …

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