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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 Living with wildlife helps you create an environment where wildlife is welcomed. All wildlife deserves respect and even though living alongside wildlife can be a special experience, it can sometimes be a source of anxiety or concern. Whether you have possums in the roof, snakes in the laundry or …

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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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Frogs are disappearing from our backyards for many reasons, mainly from lack of water in which to breed, the overuse of pesticides and the cultivation of gardens. Find out how you can easily and inexpensively build a frog pond in your garden and bring those croaky night sounds back.

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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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