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15 October is National Mushroom Day, and we are lucky to have abundant wild-growing species in Queensland.

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Today sees the release of a landmark report highlighting the impacts of the Queensland Government’s Flying Fox Roost Management laws. Half of all flying fox species in Queensland are listed as threatened species, but the current laws allow for potentially harmful dispersals and disruptions to roosts with no environmental assessments at all.

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Quoll Discovery Day

Join Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seeker’s Network and Noosa & District Landcare, along with expert presenters Dr Scott Burnett and Dr Sean FitzGibbon, to learn more about the ‘secret life’ of cryptic, endangered quolls and what you can do to help support them across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland and throughout the Mary River Catchment.

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Changes are afoot

The Commonwealth Government is considering rewriting the protections afforded to our most at-risk species by proposing to replace almost 200 recovery plans for threatened species or ecological communities with conservation advice.

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Overlooking Caloundra

Community opposition to the proposed Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade is growing as Sunshine Coast residents become aware of the scale of the proposed road and its environmental impact.

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Koalas can be devilishly hard to spot in the treetops, but you’ll increase your chances when you register for Wildlife Queensland & Logan City Council’s FREE lunchtime webinar ‘Are You Koalafied?’ on 28 October 2021 and learn how to find, identify, sex, and survey these iconic marsupials in the wild.

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New Wildlife for Your Walls Prints

Wildlife Queensland is proud to announce a new addition to our Friends of Wildlife Queensland decor range – exquisite wildlife prints that make the perfect gift to ‘bring the outside in’, especially when many of us are unable to roam far from home.

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Platypus

Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Program goes from strength to strength with the collaboration and assistance of government at federal, state and local levels and new grant-funding.

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The Mahogany Glider Recovery Team met in Tully last week, and despite the uncertainty and complexity of remote meetings, cooperation between members was high – all working constructively to improve the future for this endangered species.

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Spotted-tailed quoll biotech

When it comes to global biodiversity, technological advancement is making it increasingly easy to map, survey, catalogue and monitor the complement of life on this planet. How we continue to do that in a way that is ethical and equitable and that focuses on the most pressing conservation issues without resulting in knock-on effects is the question.

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