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Have you seen an echidna lately? Wildlife Queensland’s EchidnaWatch program is gathering information on the distribution and abundance of echidnas in your area – and we’d like your help. The only species of echidna in Queensland, and Australia – the short-beaked echidna – is one of our most loved and unique animals. With a distribution …

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Faunawatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch. Faunawatch began in 1998 in Caloundra City and has since expanded to the entire Sunshine Coast Regional Council area, as well as the Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Fraser Coast Regional Council areas. We hope the program will expand to other regions of …

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Why are mangroves important – why do we monitor? The Moreton Bay area has eight species of mangroves covering approximately 13,500 hectares. Mangroves have multiple merits, they are coastal: canaries – early indicators of change in aquatic health kidneys – trapping and filtering sediments nurseries – being essential habitat for fish crabs and prawns buffers …

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PlatypusWatch

The platypus is one of Australia’s most amazing animals. Unfortunately, there is growing evidence that its numbers are declining. We urgently need to know where platypus live – where they are common and where they have disappeared. Aims PlatypusWatch is a community-based program that aims to document where platypus occur so that we can develop a …

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All seven species of Australian glider are found in Queensland, six of them in the south-east of the State. They range in size from the tiny feathertail glider, which can sit in a child’s hand, to the solitary nationally and regionally vulnerable greater glider. Aims The Queensland Glider Network (QGN) was established in early 2006 to …

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Australia has four species of quoll: the spotted-tailed, the northern, eastern and western quoll. The spotted-tailed quoll and the smaller northern quoll are both found in Queensland. Spotted-tailed quolls are mainland Australia’s largest native marsupial carnivore. About QSN Quoll Seekers Network (QSN) was established to raise community awareness of quolls in Queensland, gather information on quoll populations, …

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 JOIN THE RBCN Aims Male Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia)Photo © Jennifer Broomhall The Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN) is an affiliation of individuals, groups and organisations dedicated to the conservation of the Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia) and its host plants, the Richmond birdwing vine (Pararistolochia praevenosa) and mountain aristolochia (P. laheyana). The RBCN strives to …

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Why are seagrasses important – why do we monitor? Moreton Bay supports eight seagrass species totaling about 25,000 ha which occur in intertidal and sub-tidal areas. The benefits of seagrasses are many; they: buffer and filter nutrient and chemical inputs stabilise coastal sediments provide food and shelter for many organisms are nursery grounds for commercially …

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