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Feral animal impacts affect our environment, economy and society. Feral Red Eared Slider Turtle It is estimated that feral animal impacts cost Queensland’s primary producers approximately $215 million annually and the impacts on the environment may be even greater. The Newman Government supported a summit to address feral animal control in Queensland that was held …

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The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 being rushed through parliament is yet another threat to our environment and its wildlife. Wildlife Queensland is not opposed to legislation that reduces red tape and duplication, and in fact encourages the review of legislation as circumstances and situations change. However, such reviews must be subject to …

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Wildlife Queensland is opposed to environmental offsets as a mechanism to permit development in places where it should not occur. Diddillibah bushland, Sunshine CoastPhoto © Holly Bryant It is an established fact that our natural environment is in a declining condition, with our flora and fauna being subjected to many threatening processes (Natural Resource Management …

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The current Mining Lease Notification and Objection Discussion Century base metal mine in Queensland’s north-westPhoto © Geomartin Paper indicates the intention of the Newman government to reduce people’s rights to express their views on mining projects. Wildlife Queensland maintains that the environment is an issue that concerns everyone, without exception. Wildlife Queensland recently welcomed the …

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Wildlife Queensland was invited to attend an Annual Collaborative Meeting on 5 March 2014 to discuss the Fraser Island Dingo Photo © Steve Parish Conservation and Risk Management Strategy of July 2013.  The meeting was attended by a number of stakeholder groups including traditional owners, researchers, island residents, conservationists and advisory committee members.  The discussion …

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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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