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Published by Wildlife Queensland, our quarterly, 48-page full-colour Wildlife Australia magazine features articles by experts, researchers and award-winning natural history authors and showcases the photography of some of Australia’s most talented photographers.
Inside each issue you’ll find:
- Inspiring articles, written by leading experts in conservation
- The latest breakthroughs and discoveries from our network of researchers
- Stunning images from celebrated wildlife photographers
- Insights into conservation projects straight from the field
- Challenging debates on nature and conservation’s hottest topics
- Spotlights on the threatened species and habitats we simply can’t afford to lose
Available in print and digital formats. All proceeds from Wildlife Australia support Wildlife Queensland’s crucial conservation projects.
Preview Wildlife Australia Winter 2023
A look inside: Wildlife Australia Winter 2023 edition
If only we knew then what we know now … or is it the other way around in conservation?
PRESCIENT. That may be an apt word to describe the approach to wildlife conservation and education taken by the founders and inaugural correspondents of Wildlife Australia magazine in 1963.
In the Autumn 2023 edition of Wildlife Australia, we looked at several sections of the magazine’s first edition. These stories gave new perspectives to many conservation issues identified by founders David Fleay, Judith Wright, Kathleen McArthur and Brian Clouston.
In this edition we see how the magazine was already breaking new ground in conservation; first, with the lilt of its observations about the land Australia should strive to be, bringing in an understanding of how First Nations peoples curated the environment.
Take a look on page 43 and enjoy the enlightened 1963 reasoning — and optimism. Today, however, it’s more like ‘optimum-ism’ — mediocre conservation progress seems to win out as ‘better than nothing at all’.
New findings on the state of threatened species management in Queensland, part of the April release of the Australian Government’s Australia, State of the Environment 2021 report, are not great.
Wildlife Queensland summed it up: Queensland has about 85 per cent of Australia’s native mammals, 72 per cent of native birds, slightly more than 50 per cent of native reptiles and frogs, about 48 per cent of native plants and almost 60 per cent of Australia’s naturalised plants.
Of the 1034 threatened species listed under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, 713 were unique to Queensland. Read how the Biodiversity Council reads this very issue on page 35. Clearly, there’s a lot more to do …
Being prescient in 1963 was a great way to start a magazine (and its allied Wildlife Queensland), but those same organisations have clearly learned over six decades that Prescience works best when it is mixed with Presence and Persistence.
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Want to write for Wildlife Australia? Well, you’re in good company. Many leading scientists and award-winning authors have contributed over the magazine’s almost six decades of quality natural history publishing.
Benefits of writing for Wildlife Australia
- Promote your work to peers, conservationists, naturalists, citizen scientists and everyday enthusiasts from around the globe.
- Hone your popular writing skills with the help of a friendly, professional editor.
- Authors receive a PDF of the finished article and a complimentary print copy of the issue.
Most articles are written by experts or professionals and are provided pro bono, as the publisher is not-for-profit, but all nature lovers are invited to pitch an article by submitting a brief proposal to the editor.
- The editor will provide a clear brief and a 4–8 week schedule for the final draft copy.
- Article submissions should be between 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. A short biography of the writer is requested. Preferred formatting is Microsoft Word or any text-only format.
- Use a first-person narrative style for feature articles.
- Use sensory storytelling (plenty of description of sights, sounds and smells) to engage readers and give them an idea of what it’s like out there in the field.
- Articles should excite readers about science and wildlife, raise important conservation topics, and reassure subscribers that writers like you — and not-for-profits like us — are focused on protecting the continent’s biodiversity.
All authors retain shared copyright. This means you can later submit your article to other publications, whether online or in print, or upload it to your own website or online portfolio.
Wildlife Australia retains joint copyright of articles and sometimes shares content with conservation or advertising partners for free, purely for promotional purposes. Wildlife Australia does not receive any payment for content sharing and is committed to protecting the privacy and rights of its contributors.
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- We prefer eco-friendly products with a value of $15 or more, although we also review smaller/inexpensive items on occasion.
We remain grateful to all of our Wildlife Australia contributors for enabling us to continue making a difference.