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Wildlife Queensland’s Talking Wildlife series presents regular webinars for wildlife enthusiasts and people interested in learning about wildlife conservation and our latest projects and campaigns. Recordings are made available at the conclusion of each webinar.


Threatened glider recovery

Karin Cox hosts presenters Paul Revie (Wildlife Queensland), Rachel Lyons (Noosa & District Landcare Group), and Liz Gould (Healthy Land and Water) as they discuss the conservation needs of SEQ’s large gliders post-bushfire and the techniques and survey methods being used to find and safeguard these species.

With a particular focus on the endangered greater glider (Petauroides volans) and yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis), this webinar also elaborates on the outcomes of multifocal surveying methods and public awareness-raising activities under the umbrella of the Federal Government’s Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Their Habitats Program, which is helping conserve these and other species following the severe bushfires of 2019–2020.

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Are you koalafied?

Wildlife Queensland and Logan City Council teamed up to bring viewers this addition to our popular Talking Wildlife webinar range.

Attendees will learn expert tips for finding and identifying koalas from scats, tracks and vocalisations — all useful skills to help them prepare for the Logan City Council Koala Count and citizen science surveys across South East Queensland during koala mating season.

During this 1-hr webinar, Matt Cecil from Wildlife Queensland and Dr Sean FitzGibbon from the University of Queensland provide expert tips on finding and identifying koalas, their behavioural ecology and the threatening processes that affect them, as well as what to do if you find a sick or injured koala.

Watch the recording on YouTube

Greater gliders

Join Wildlife Queensland and guest presenters Dr Teresa Eyre (Queensland Herbarium), Josh Bowell and Sam Horton (Queensland Glider Network) for a fascinating one-hour webinar about Australia’s greater gliders, brought to you by Logan City Council.

Learn what makes these amazing flying marsupials so special, the main threats to greater glider populations, and how an innovative Queensland Glider Network project is helping increase conservation awareness for the uncommonly observed yellow-bellied glider and threatened greater glider with councils, private landholders, and the general public.

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The Richmond birdwing butterfly

In this FREE one-hour Wildlife Queensland webinar, special guest presenters, Dr Ian Gynther and Richard Bull provide a fascinating look at Australia’s largest sub-tropical butterfly, the Richmond birdwing butterfly. Learn about how a joint Captive-breeding and Release Project is helping to conserve this vulnerable species, and the secrets to cultivating and caring for birdwing vines, the Richmond birdwing butterfly’s host plant.

You’ll also find out about the work of Wildlife Queensland’s Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN) and how you can get involved.

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Queensland’s quolls

In this Wildlife Queensland webinar, presenters Matt Cecil (Wildlife Queensland) and Dr Sean FitzGibbon (University of Queensland) provide a fascinating look at Queensland’s quolls, with a specific focus on the endangered spotted-tailed quoll. Learn about these amazing marsupials, their habitat and ecology, as well as the threats they face and current conservation initiatives.

You’ll also find out about Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network program, and how you can help to save the spotted-tailed quoll.

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Protecting the platypus

In this webinar, University of Queensland PhD Candidate and Wildlife Queensland PlatypusWatch Network Project Officer Tamielle Brunt talks about the uniqueness of platypuses and their importance in freshwater ecosystems and provides information on the threats to the platypus in this part of Australia and what we can do to protect it. You will also find out about other Wildlife Queensland projects and campaigns.

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Glorious gliders

Australia’s gliding possums — or gliders — are an amazing collection of species all renowned for being able to glide between trees with the aid of a membrane of skin linking the fore and hind legs. They range in size from tiny feathertail gliders, which can fit in a child’s hand, to greater gliders. In this special webinar, you’ll learn about these amazing marsupials, their habitat and the main threats to glider populations.

You’ll also find out how Wildlife Queensland and its dedicated Queensland Glider Network are working to support glider populations through:

  • the establishment of wildlife corridors
  • data collection and mapping
  • education initiatives.

Click here to view the full webinar recording 

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