July 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: July 2022

Eastern Bristlebird

Found in New South Wales and on the southern border of Queensland in the ranges, the endangered Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) is becoming a very rare sight for birdwatchers. There are three main areas this shy bird can be found; southern Queensland, central New South Wales and the New South Wales/Victorian border. The entire population […]

Park in Focus Winter 2022

If you’re travelling to the Great Barrier Reef, it’s certainly worth spending a day exploring the Whitsunday Islands National Park and Whitehaven Beach! The Whitsundays are just a short boat trip from Airlie Beach, about 900km from Brisbane. The are is known for its perfect white sands, crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. The sand  […]

NPAQ Outing in the 1974 Floods

2ND Post-War Field Outing to SPRINGBROOK January’s Foundation Day Weekend, 1947. As recorded by then new Member, Cecily SANDERCOCK (now FEARNLEY) in 1948 and discovered amongst old papers in 2009. The N.P.A.Q. Outing to Springbrook was planned for the Foundation Day Week-end, of January 25th – 27th 1947. The Association’s Outing Committee was conducting the […]

NPAQ Kids in NPs

“I’m bored”, “can we go and do something?”, “we’ve been at home for ever!” Every parent has experienced at least one of these phrases during school holidays. This year, NPAQ have re-launched our Kids in National Parks initiative to both encourage children and families to interact with and appreciate nature and beat school holiday boredom. […]

Jolly’s Lookout Weed Clearing

This is a conservation story about longevity, consistency, leadership and determination. I often reflect—is conservation about a feeling, an ideal, or an action? Well, in this story, it’s all three.  As humans, many of us have an emotional connection with nature that drives conservation tendencies and actions. Interestingly, the word ‘conservation’ is a noun (a […]

An Alliance Between Tourism and Nature

Queensland’s national parks protect Queensland’s rich biodiversity and provide opportunities to appreciate nature  and healthy outdoor recreation that helps our physical and mental health. They also generate approximately $2.64 billion through ecotourism annually and support thousands of jobs, particularly in the regions. Queensland currently has over 1,000 protected areas, including national parks. However they are […]

NPAQ Jim Cuthbertson Grant 1yr On

The Jim Cuthbertson Grant is awarded every two years to assist in funding a project which: improves the conservation value/resilience of one or a number of parks; strengthens the science and evidence base of one or a number of parks or park proposals; or advances community knowledge of, or connection to, Queensland’s national parks This […]

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