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Thank you for caring for our wildlife! Wildlife Queensland is not a wildlife rescue or care organisation. We are happy to connect you with the following services and support.

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Urban backyards and places where people live have structures for human convenience and safety. But these structures may be inconvenient and unsafe for wildlife. Read these tips to make pools, fences and roadsides more fauna-friendly.

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Rainbow lorikeet. Image © Aaron Wiggan I’ve got possums in my roof – how can I rehouse them? What’s the best type of fencing to have near a flying fox colony? Should I feed the birds in my yard? What’s the best type of tree to hang a nestbox on? How can I train to be …

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squirrel glider in nest box

Natural tree hollows are declining due to the pressures of urbanisation and land clearing. You can provide a supplementary hollow and help protect wildlife in your area by installing a nest box.

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Lorikeet in tree

Think before you cut or prune a tree — an animal may rely on that tree for food or shelter. Here’s what you should know.

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Bird feeding is an increasingly popular activity but is it a good idea? Wildlife Queensland recently caught up with urban ecologist and pioneering researcher in bird feeding, Professor Darryl Jones, to chat about this somewhat contentious subject.

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Did you know? There are estimated to be around 400 species of Australian fauna that use tree hollows. It takes more than 100 years for eucalypts to develop hollows suitable for occupancy by vertebrates. Conserving wildlife in your backyard can be fun and easy. Help wildlife – build a nestbox Install a nest box! Natural …

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Honey bee

Find out how the non-profit Pollinator Link® project is helping to bring the bush to city backyards with simple DIY projects delivering water, food and shelter for wildlife. 

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