Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Townsville Branch.
3 December 2020: CONGRATULATIONS to Wildlife Queensland Townsville Branch Vice President, Liz Downes – the 2020 Queensland Volunteer of the Year! Read more here
About the Townsville Branch
Established in 1968, the Townsville Branch has a long history of caring for our local environment and encouraging the community to understand and appreciate the wildlife and natural places that exist within our city boundaries and immediate surrounds. Of special interest are the health and management of nearby national and environmental parks (such as at the Town Common or on Magnetic Island).
We have also been active in encouraging science-based and humane management of wildlife in urban settings and promoting a better understanding of their conservation needs.
Further afield, the Branch has a strong interest in the protection of coastal woodlands and rainforest, the protection of Hinchinbrook Island and Channel, and broader coastal, reef and land management issues. It is an advocate for the conservation of threatened species such as the dugong, snubfin dolphin, mahogany glider and cassowary.
Field trip program
The Branch runs a program of field trips (at which non-members are welcome) to places of interest around the district in order to enjoy and learn about our natural environment.
It is currently engaged in a monitoring project for the endangered mahogany glider north of the city.
June 2020 update: As of 21 June, we are resuming our monthly field trips. Until further notice, you must “book” your place on each trip, to ensure we keep within the designated limit on numbers. Financial members will be given preference but any spare places will be offered to others. Please do NOT attend if you feel at all unwell or have any flu, fever or cold-like symptoms!
Dates for 2020 field trips:
NB. These dates are not set in stone – occasional changes may be made. Please refer to our blog page for more information.
Meetings, news & events
For information about other events and news:
Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld Townsville Branch
NB: For injured or orphaned wildlife, please contact NQ WILDLIFE CARE on phone: 0414 717374.