As Wildlife Queensland works to bring back the Richmond birdwing butterfly in south-east Queensland, a ‘sister project’ is giving a lifeline to the endangered Queen Alexandra’s birdwing of Papua New Guinea.
For all those supporting and following our current appeal to save the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly by planting 500 vines essential to the survival of this vulnerable species, we have many thanks and some great news.
Wildlife Queensland can now confirm that flying-fox populations are in decline, and a policy for the protection of Queensland’s mainland flying-fox species (spectacled flying-fox, black flying-fox, grey-headed flying-fox, and little red flying-fox) is being developed – a key step in a campaign to enhance the conservation of these native species.
Land clearing, rising temperatures, Adani, a lack of connection with nature, and greener transport were among the issues that surfaced when Wildlife Queensland opened the climate change can of worms at its Wildlife Matters symposium in New Farm recently.
For thousands of years, our world’s climate has been continuously and dramatically changing. Not only does this impact the survival of humans, our wildlife has become the innocent victim of our ever-changing world.
No matter the exact timing, an election will occur within the next eight months. It is time to determine which environmental commitments for our wildlife should be sought from the various political parties.
Opera House traps are still causing the drowning death of platypus and water rats in creeks and waterways across the country. Is current legislation clear and is the community really aware of the problems they cause?
While he waits in the wings to perform the role of celebrity guest speaker at our Wildlife Matters: In a Climate of Change symposium in September, we thought we’d ask Jon Dee a few key questions on waste.