20 February 2023
As we approach World Wildlife Day 2023 on 3 March, it’s time to reflect on our planet’s incredible biodiversity and the importance of conservation efforts. This year’s theme, “Partnerships in Conservation”, highlights the crucial role collaborations play in protecting our precious ecosystems and the lives of our furry (and not-so-furry) friends.
Partnerships are essential in conservation because no person or organisation can save our wildlife alone. By working together and combining our skills and resources, we can create a stronger and more effective force for protecting endangered species.
At Wildlife Queensland, we have many partnerships we’re proud to share with you. Since our start in 1962, we’ve worked closely with various government agencies, conservation organisations, community groups and individuals. Together, we conduct conservation projects, raise awareness and advocate for wildlife protection.
One crucial way we make a difference is through our work with all levels of government. We aim to influence policies and practices to protect threatened wildlife and their habitats.
We’re also busy working with local councils on several key projects.
- Our relationship with Redland City Council aims to assist the ongoing recovery of the Richmond birdwing butterfly by significantly reducing Dutchman’s pipe vine infestations around Mount Cotton.
- Our work with local councils in Logan, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Southern Downs and Toowoomba will help protect and enhance brush-tailed rock-wallaby populations. Collaborative activities include community engagement, infrared camera monitoring surveys and weed and pest management.
Wildlife Queensland has relationships with various educational institutions, including The University of Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast, working on research projects and offering internships. These partnerships aim to equip the upcoming generation of wildlife conservationists with valuable skills by providing projects in policy development, wildlife monitoring, and community engagement.
We love working with local community groups, often connected to our many branches, who share our passion for wildlife. Their hard work and dedication have often helped raise awareness and protect wildlife and their habitats.
Wildlife Queensland also appreciates our collaborations with Landcare and habitat rehabilitation organisations, which help us re-establish crucial habitats for endangered species.
But we wouldn’t be where we are today without the partnerships we have with our amazing volunteers. We are hugely grateful to the hundreds of individuals throughout the state who dedicate their time and energy to help protect habitats and wildlife.
And, of course, we sincerely appreciate our partnership with you! Your support, sightings and donations allow us to continue our vital work and create better outcomes for our wildlife. For that, we are truly thankful.
Together with our partners, we are making a difference.