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Listed below is a selection of recent submissions and articles reflecting on the views of Wildlife Queensland and our role in protecting our environment. 2013 Comments on the Townsville Port Expansion Project – May 2013 Coral Sea Marine Reserve – a step closer – February 2013 Submission to the second public consultation period on the …

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Wildlife Queensland took over the Plastic Bag Free Queensland campaign from Queensland Conservation Council in January 2015 and with our colleagues, the Boomerang Alliance who focused on a container refund scheme for bottles and cans, set about lobbying for both a plastic bag ban and container refund scheme. Our Single-use Plastic Free Queensland campaign has gained widespread support and seen some extremely positive wins for wildlife…

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Conservation can involve the political, environmental and social movements to protect, manage and restore the integrity of our ecological systems – with a particular focus on biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life. Cassowary familyPhoto © Margaret Thorsborne Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with a large …

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Wildlife Queensland has previously been involved in many conservation issues across Australia. Here is an archive of some of those past issues. Details of more recent issues can be found here. 2009 The future of Australia’s biodiversity – April 2009 The future of South-East Queensland: Have your say – March 2009 Toward Q2 – Tomorrow’s …

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When your children ask you, ‘What did you do to save the koala?’ what will you say? The koala is likely to become extinct in South-East What will you do to save the SEQ koala?Photo © Doreen Payne Queensland unless the State government and local authorities act now. A major cause of this devastating slide …

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The Queensland Government has started a process to reform the Vegetation Management Act to protect some types of regrowth vegetation. Land clearing in Queensland.Photo © Murray Darling Basin Authority If Queensland law protected endangered regrowth vegetation from clearing, what would be the result? Protecting essential regrowth would turn around the fortunes of our hundreds of …

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The Queensland election will be held on 21 March 2009. If you want the best for the environment, who should you vote for? Vote 1 for the environment on 21 March 2009 UPDATE: find out how the major political parties prioritise the environment in our 2009 Queensland Election Priorities Scorecard What’s important? Worried that there …

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The Queensland Government has asked for public comment on the Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031. Why make a submission? What do you want to see in SEQ’s future? The South East Queensland Regional Plan determines the future of SEQ: what is developed and what is not; which habitat is saved and which is …

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The federal government realises the current fragmented approach to managing Australia’s biodiversity is not working and it’s time for a new strategy. A draft federal strategy plan has been created that recognises the importance of Australia’s biodiversity (or biological diversity) and the urgent need to reverse its decline. Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010–2020, Consultation Draft …

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The Wandoan Coal Project, if it goes ahead, will cover approximately 32 000ha west of Wandoan, and comprise an Xstrata coal has removed close to 50 000t of coal from a sample pit at Wandoan for coal testing.Photo © MRM 2008 open-cut coal mine, a coal handling and preparation plant, and related facilities such as …

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