April 2022 – National Parks Association of Queensland

Monthly Archives: April 2022

National Park Experience – Autumn 2022

An Ancient Landscape that stands as a relic of the giant mass that was once known as Gondwana or Gondwanaland. The picturesque mountains of Lamington National Park started to form 20-23 million years ago due to the eruption of the Tweed Shield Volcano and the Focal Peak Volcano. All these years later through the test […]

Associations between Green/Blue Spaces and Mental Health

Living near, recreating in, and feeling psychologically connected to, the natural world are all associated with better mental health, but many exposure-related questions remain. Using data from an 18-country survey (n= 16,307) we explored associations between multiple measures of mental health (positive well-being, mental distress, depression/anxiety medication use) and: (a) exposures (residential/recreational visits) to different […]

Remembering a biodiversity icon

One of the world’s most spoken about Conservation Biologists, Thomas Eugene Lovejoy III, died from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour on 25th December 2021 at the age of 80. Thomas was born on August 22, 1941, in Manhattan, New York and was a renowned expert on biodiversity, tropical forests, and climate change who devoted much of […]

Perspectives on Coastal Wetlands

Tallis Martin-Baker grew up in Redland City, outside Brisbane, and discovered her love for mangroves in her first year of university while studying marine science. In 2020 she completed her Honours on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to coastal wetland conservation and restoration. She now works as a research assistant for the University of Queensland. […]

Conservation and Tourism in the QLD Granite Belt

Introduction Queensland’s national parks are a valuable resource, intrinsically giving space for other species with which we share the planet, benefiting the physical and mental health of visitors, providing opportunities for Traditional Owners to participate in stewardship and boosting the local economy by attracting tourists and supporting business. These benefits were recognised by the State […]

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