February 2022 - 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: February 2022

Ecotourism In National Parks

What is Ecotourism? Ecotourism encompasses nature-based activities that increase visitor appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural values. They are experiences that are managed to ensure they are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable, contributing to the conservation of the natural areas and the well-being of local communities where they operate. NPAQ recognises that there is […]

NPAQ Activities Review for 2020-2021

2020-21 continued to be a challenging year for activities with short, sharp lockdowns to minimize the spread of Covid-19 causing cancellation of some activities. The extended Bird Outing to Nanango was the largest activity to fall victim to Covid but was rescheduled for September, 2021.Notwithstanding the uncertainties and difficulties, activities went ahead where possible. In […]

Using Technology to Support Conservation Outcomes

Accurate and regular and monitoring is fundamental to wildlife conservation. If we don’t know what animals are in an area, and how many there are, it is difficult to manage them or the area well. Even obtaining a baseline for species’ abundance can be hindered by the cost and logistics of collecting the data in […]

Protected Areas in PNG

Customary landowners in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are the backbone of a protected area (PA) network that strives to balance the sometimes-competing demands of biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods and cultural traditions. PNG occupies the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and includes several large islands. It shares a land border with Indonesia and […]

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