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A world-first open platform to help reduce plastic waste and encourage sustainable solutions is being launched in time for the biggest waste dump of the year – Christmas.
Wildlife Queensland has launched its annual Christmas appeal focused on a species that is arguably among the most bizarre in the world – the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Considered a hoax when a specimen first came to the attention of English museum curator George Shaw in 1799, the platypus is the only living species in its genus.
Queensland’s popular containers for change program could soon be expanded to include glass wine and spirit bottles to ramp up recycling, put money back into the pockets of Queenslanders and charities, and protect the state’s environment and great lifestyle.
This National Recycling Week, 7-13 November 2022, Planet Ark is asking all Australians to rethink their waste and see it as a resource that can be turned into new products.
Passengers had a spooky fun time and got to meet Georgia, an adorable 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox, on Wildlife Queensland’s Batty Boat Halloween Cruise on 30 October 2022.
This National Water Week, we’re highlighting the importance of healthy waterways by reporting on a current and future threat to the health of the Dawson River in Central Queensland and the many species that inhabit it, including our iconic platypus.
Last week Wildlife Queensland Townsville Branch member Liz Downes headed to Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) to celebrate the Magnetic Island Nature Care Association’s successful campaign to purchase Claude’s Block — an important lowland area that will be placed under permanent protection and will give the island’s resident koalas safe access to their preferred eucalypts growing in the richest, deepest soils on the island.
The Ipswich community is being urged to help stop fire ants from spreading any further in South East Queensland by registering online to receive free fire ant bait to treat their yards.
More than 30 enthusiastic participants helped Upper Dawson branch celebrate Wildlife Queensland’s 60th anniversary and learnt about Central Queensland’s many butterfly species at the Dawson Valley Butterfly Weekend events on 15 October in Taroom and 16 October in Theodore.
Braving forecast swell and overcast skies, Wildlife Queensland’s Bayside Branch took to the waves on Saturday 1 October for a 60th birthday celebration on heritage-listed St Helena Island, known as Noogoon to the local Indigenous peoples.
It’s been an exciting and busy week for Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network (QGN) projects team, with surveys in Logan and Moogerah, South East Queensland showing encouraging glider activity.
The works of author, environmentalist and Wildlife Queensland co-founder Kathleen McArthur have been reinvigorated as a whimsical historical podcast, complete with commentary and songs that give all Australians a glimpse into the past.