September 2020 - National Parks Association of Queensland

    ABN 60206792095
    NPAQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Queensland National Park Estate and strongly supports co-stewardship with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC, PSM Governor of Queensland

Monthly Archives: September 2020

Indigenous Protected Areas

Nantawarrina, the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in Australia was declared in 1998, on the Adnyamathanha lands (SA), since that time IPAs have grown due to demand from traditional owners across the country. In October 2022 there are now 81 IPAs nationally, protecting over 85 million hectares of land and over 5 million hectares of […]

20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture

The Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture is held in memory and celebration of our founder, Romeo Lahey. There have been 19 memorial lectures to date, with the first being held the year after the passing of Romeo Lahey, who died in 1968. All previous Romeo Lahey Memorial Lectures can be read on the NPAQ website: https://npaq.org.au/rhl/ The 20th […]

Protected area management costs reveal budget shortfalls

The roles and responsibilities of Rangers (park managers) are diverse requiring knowledge and skills in fauna and flora ecology and conservation, and ecological processes such as pollination, water quality, nutrient regulation, soil formation and retention, air quality regulation, weed and feral animal control and fire management 1. As well, they require knowledge and skills related […]

Conservation of birds in fragmented landscapes requires protected areas

For successful conservation of biodiversity, it is vital to know whether protected areas in increasingly fragmented landscapes effectively safeguard species. However, how large habitat fragments must be, and what level of protection is required to sustain species, remains poorly known. We compiled a global data set on almost 2000 bird species in 741 forest fragments varying […]

Ranger Profile – Ranger Will

Will is Ranger in Charge (RIC) of Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Born on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, while his parents worked for the Australian Government administration, Will developed a connection to nature as a child through playing in the jungle, exploring old WWII relics, and going on seafaring adventures with […]

From the President – Spring 2022

Its time. 2022 will be a critical year globally for biodiversity, as the UN COP 15 (United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity conference of parties meeting for the 15th time) is in December. This meeting will be the largest biodiversity meeting in a generation, and the stakes for protecting our nature are high. Not just […]

National Park Experience – Spring 2020

Congratulations to the National Parks Association of Queensland on celebrating its 90th anniversary! I was essentially born into NPAQ just short of 50 years ago. Day walks, regular weekend camping trips and yearly extended outings were the only holidays I had ever known growing up. There were many early morning starts where my sister and […]

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