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They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone! That was almost the case for the amazing Mary River Turtle. You see it wasn’t until 1994 that they were formally described as a new species and by then they were on the edge of extinction. This is a fascinating story of how one …

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A resident of Gold Coast City recently noted with concern the Photo © Wildlife Queensland significant environmental harm that irresponsible four-wheel-drivers were causing in the vicinity of the Birds Road crossing of the Coomera River.  He determined the careless activity to be causing extensive damage to the banks resulting in unnatural erosion, increased sediment loads …

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Wildlife Queensland is partnering with the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) in the fight to rid Queensland of single-use plastic shopping bags. An initiative of the QCC in November 2012, the campaign was joined by Wildlife Queensland in 2013.  The campaign now urges Queenslanders to kick the plastic bag habit for the month of March 2014. …

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In 2013, the Commonwealth Government released a document, a Photo © Doreen Payne draft of referral guidelines about vulnerable koalas, to be applied to the Environmental Preservation & Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act for comment. Due to our ongoing activity – Wildlife Queensland has had an interest in the welfare and maintenance of koala populations since …

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Wildlife Queensland gives qualified support to the outcome from COAG with regard to Environmental Regulation reform. Wildlife Queensland acknowledges the strong support from the broader community and was pleased to play a part in the united front presented by non-government environmental and conservation organisations throughout Australia and overseas. This at least deferred the inappropriate action …

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Well – we won our category Science, technology and nature.’ Nicole Kidman, WHO Magazine’s ‘woman in red, beat us to the top accolade of overall Magazine Cover of the year. In our category, we beat the likes of Australian Geographic! Gaze a while at these giant clams, which seem to be smiling. Don’t you feel …

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What extinct species would you bring back if you could? Image © John Gould This intriguing question engaged nearly 200 powerful minds at the Great Extinction Debate, an evening of lightness and laughter held on 25 October to celebrate Wildlife Australia’s 50th birthday. Compered by Wildlife Australia co-editor Tim Low, four panellists made compelling arguments …

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In yet another blow for the environment, sand mining is to continue until 2035. The Newman Government’s legislation that winds back Sand mining on NSIPhoto © WPSQ the hard fought for environmental gains under the previous Government will not only impact the environment and its wildlife but undoubtedly will further suppress the Quandamooka people’s native …

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The temperature is rising – but we are rising too! Photo © WPSQ So rang the chant as hundreds rallied on Townsville’s Strand for the national day of action on climate change on Sunday 17 November. A goodly number of Townsville Branch members and friends were among the crowd and after a hasty search for …

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The environment appears to be under attack on all fronts. Since March 2012 the Queensland Government’s attitude to the Photo © Wildlife Queensland environment and its wildlife has been less than caring broadly speaking. Now the Commonwealth Government is in on the act with the Environment Legislation Amendment Bill tabled on 14th November 2013. The …

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