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Wildlife Queensland and its Upper Dawson Branch have worked cooperatively with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Bridled nailtail wallabyPhoto © Bluey Donaldson Service, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing to establish the first Friends of Park partnership in Queensland. Taunton National Park (Scientific) is the location of this working relationship with a wildlife focus. …

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The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) has been another victim of the LNP Government’s ‘claw back the dollars attitude’ that appears to be focused on many aspects of community assistance or benefit. The withdrawal of a $97000 grant without appropriate notice presents a major financial challenge for this independent community legal centre. Currently demand for assistance …

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Wildlife Queensland is pleased to announce the 2012 Brown Booby nesting with plastic in Swain ReefsPhoto © Krista Verlis recipients of our student research grants. Thank you to all the many students who submitted applications – it was great to see how many essential and fascinating research subjects are being undertaken. Here are the 5 …

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In the early 1990s Australia was a global benchmark for Photo © Wildlife Queensland ecotourism.  Recognised as possessing some of the most stunning natural ecosystems and unique biodiversity in the world, our tourism operators within these areas were showcased for demonstrating industry best practices to conserve these resources. But today, as the rest of the …

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Members of several conservation groups met with Hon Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection to discuss what the future holds for Queensland’s flying foxes. Groups included Wildlife Queensland, Bat Conservation and Rescue and RSPCA. ‘There is no question that the pre-election commitments of the Photo © Jenny Thynne new LNP Government will be …

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Following receipt of Australia’s report in January 2012 including a summary of proposed coastal and port developments with potential impact on the outstanding universal values of the Great Barrier Reef, the UNESCO World Heritage Commission took action. Photo © Meg Green A joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission visited the property in March 2012. A report …

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By Christine Adams-Hosking Recently the Australian Government listed several koala populations as “vulnerable”, giving them special protection. As a koala researcher and conservation planner, I am most impressed with Minister Burke’s decision. It demonstrates that the government has respected and acknowledged the substantial body of peer-reviewed scientific advice that was provided and concluded that the …

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Hon Tony Burke, Commonwealth Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities recently Photo © Wildlife Queensland gave approval for the construction of the Connors River Dam and pipelines project as well as Moranbah to Alpha pipeline project. SunWater Limited submitted a proposal to construct and operate the Connors River Dam and water distribution pipeline(s) …

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The Nathan Dam and Pipelines project is again back on the agenda. This proposed project is a significant project under The rare boggomoss snail Adclarkiadawsonensis –its future is certainly uncertain?Photo © Robert Standish White the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 and a ‘controlled action’ under theEnvironmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. …

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A selection of past news items reflecting on the role of WPSQ in protecting our environment. For current news items, see the main news page or click the links on the left 2012 A leap forward for Biodiversity Conservation in Queensland – 1 March 2012 Building Nature’s Resilience – a Draft Biodiversity Strategy for Queensland …

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