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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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