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Campaigns for the upcoming 2022 Federal Election on Saturday 21 May have passed the halfway mark. Given the widely reported faunal extinction crisis facing Australia, you might think the major political parties would be keen to outline strategies and earmark significant, essential increases in funding to arrest the crisis and reverse the trend. Not so!
Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network (QGN) is rolling out a series of free half-day workshops to encourage landholders to help conserve threatened greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders … and they’re so popular they’re attracting ‘glider groupies’.
It was a strange but welcome feeling the day Wildlife Queensland’s Cassowary Coast–Hinchinbrook Branch received final notification that the new National Mahogany Glider Recovery Plan had finally been legislated by the Federal Government and jointly made with the Queensland Government.
World Curlew Day was initiated by author Mary Colwell in 2017 and is now celebrated annually on 21 April to raise awareness of these beautiful birds and their plight.
It’s a dentist’s favourite time of year. Kids get a long break and a sugar rush, and parents get … well … let’s just say we might need a spell in the garden! Tasty natives like midyim, muntries, or rosella jam are excellent local sweet treats, and we have just the planting program to keep your homelife sweet over the holidays.
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!
Wildlife Queensland is delighted to announce that we have successfully secured a grant funded under the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Environment Restoration Fund Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan – Priority Species’ program to help recover populations of the brush-tailed rock-wallaby.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.