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An unexpected event: a political party gets proactive

An unexpected event: a political party gets proactive

The starter gun has been fired for the Federal Election on 21 May 2022. This year, for the first time in living history, Wildlife Queensland was contacted by a political party seeking advice on our concerns regarding environment-related issues – an unexpected event indeed!

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Will our top fossil be a platypus?

Will our top fossil be a platypus?

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced that Queenslanders will be able to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems from April 11 – and one of them is an ancient platypus. 

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Park Ridge’s quest for quolls continues …

Park Ridge’s quest for quolls continues …

Generously hosted and supported by Park Ridge Connect, our Quoll Seekers Network’s well-turned-out Quoll Discovery Day on 26 March in Logan introduced mammal-watchers and market-goers alike to Queensland’s endearing but, sadly, endangered spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus).

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Celebrating our forests on International Day of Forests

Celebrating our forests on International Day of Forests

The United Nations declared 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to raise awareness of forest habitats and encourage local, national and international efforts to protect and restore forests. Around 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity exists in forests, which combined contain 60,000 tree species; however, 420 million hectares of forest (an area bigger than India) have been lost since 1990.

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It’s Global Recycling Day

It’s Global Recycling Day

Recycling has been called the Earth’s ‘Seventh Resource’ (after water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals) because it saves more than 700 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, with an estimated increase to 1 billion tonnes saved each year expected by 2030. Today is Global Recycling Day, so we’re showcasing a few simple ways you can help conserve the planet’s resources.

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Survey results for gliders on the Scenic Rim© Third Silence Nature PhotographiNaturalist

Survey results for gliders on the Scenic Rim

Before the latest ‘big wet’ arrived, our glider guru, Paul Revie, Project Officer for the Queensland Glider Network, put his gaiters on and went out searching for greater gliders in the Scenic Rim.

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A united front for platypus recovery© Tamielle Brunt

A united front for platypus recovery

Just before the recent flooding hit, late last month Lockyer Valley organisations and locals invited Tamielle Brunt from Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network to speak at a workshop about platypuses and environmental DNA (eDNA).

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Petition for a global treaty on marine plastics

Petition for a global treaty on marine plastics

The world’s leaders are set to be considering a world-first international marine plastics treaty this week. Such a treaty would be the much-needed first step in initiating more coordinated action on plastic pollution – a problem affecting marine life globally. Sign the petition supporting this treaty today.

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