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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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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 are a central part of our work to conserve nature and biodiversity in Australia. Unfortunately right now, many state governments including Queensland are pushing …

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The prime role and cardinal principle for management of Photo © Tatiana Gerus national parks is the protection of our biodiversity. Certainly national parks provide an opportunity for people to commune with nature and to carry out passive recreational activities but these functions must be secondary to the prime purpose. Unfortunately the LNP Newman led …

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The Queensland Government proposes to allow local Photo © Nick Edards authorities to move on flying fox camps without applying for damage mitigation permits. The Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Hon Andrew Powell M.P. said it was in line with the Newman Government’s war on ‘green tape’. In designated urban areas, councils will be given …

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