National Parks Association of Queensland
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Celebrating 90 years of advocacy for national parks in Queensland in 2020!
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NPAQ advocates for the protection, expansion and good management of the protected areas in Queensland; offers a bushwalking and outdoor recreation activity program; and provides opportunities to participate in community conservation and Citizen Science projects.
NPAQ supports the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation
NPAQ believes accommodation should be located outside national parks to protect their natural value. We are concerned that this proposal will use taxpayers money to support commercial eco-tourism that could undermine our national park system.
NPAQ has joined with Queensland’s leading environment groups to warn that Queensland’s status as the most wildlife-rich state in Australia is now seriously at risk, and immediate action is needed to grow and better manage the state’s protected areas and…
The lead article in the Courier Mail titled "We're Going Totally Wild" deserves some consideration. Queensland is endowed with wonderful national parks, the prime purpose of which is to preserve the plants and animals that are contained within. NPAQ fully…
Protecting Australia’s valuable conservation areas, including the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s magnificent national parks, requires long-term thinking. Alas, in Australian political circles, something is amiss.
The Minister for Environment, Dr Steven Miles MP announced a significant expansion of Queensland’s protected area estate today, which includes three new national parks. NPAQ welcomes the QLD Government’s decision to add 366,000 ha to our protected area estate.
The Queensland Government is planning to create a new category of environmental protection for private land, that would allow landowners the chance to have equal environmental protection to national parks. Appropriate protection is a positive step for the private sector…
May, the Palaszczuk government reinstated nature conservation as the primary goal of national park management. NPAQ congratulates the government, and in particular Minister Miles, for restoring the intention of the Nature Conservation Act to which it was created.
Today bird lovers across the globe are celebrating World Migratory Bird Day – and with good reason. The staggering feats of endurance undertaken each year by our migratory birds are some of the marvels of the natural world.
On 17 March 2016, Hon Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment, introduced the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 to the Queensland Parliament.