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Threatened species day

Commemorated on 7 September since 1996, National Threatened Species Day may well be considered a national day of mourning for our endangered species.

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September is Biodiversity Month

September is Biodiversity Month— a month to appreciate the extraordinary web of life we are part of and to encourage the protection, conservation and growth of biodiversity within Australia and worldwide.

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Qld is single-use plastic free

After years of campaigning, today is the end of times for single-use plastic items – including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates, bowls and expanded polystyrene cups and containers – which are all banned in Queensland from 1 September 2021.

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Greater Glider

Despite the greater glider being listed as vulnerable in 2016, destruction of its habitat has increased in some states and could lead to the species becoming endangered in just five years.

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Scenic Rim corridor planting

Wildlife Queensland’s Scenic Rim Branch has received grant funding to continue to expand the region’s vital wildlife corridors and survey the species that use them. 

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Spectacled flying fox

Wildlife Queensland welcomes the Queensland Government’s Flying-fox Roost Management Local Governments Grants Program.

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Landholders we need your help

A study to determine how koalas navigate fragmented habitat and their use of isolated eucalypts in the Logan Valley urgently requires the assistance of landholders around Rathdowney and Beaudesert. 

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Science is at the heart of what we do, so what better week to recognise Australian scientists’ hard work, dedication, and passion than National Science Week, running from 14 to 22 August 2021.

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August is platypus month, an initiative embraced by Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network. Despite almost everyone knowing about the biological curiosity that is the world’s one and only living platypus species, many Queenslanders haven’t seen this elusive egg-laying mammal in the wild.

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Pretty Deadly: The cost of weeds

Drawing on data from InvaCost and other datasets that measure invasive herbivores, plants, and disease-causing agents, a recent study published in NeoBiota estimated the total costs of managing invasive species over the past six decades at AUD 389.59 billion.

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