Karin Cox – National Parks Association of Queensland

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Introducing Two New Parks – and Additions to Eighteen More…

The Lakes National Park - Image by Jarrod Boord TNC

Queensland’s National Parks grew by two today, with eighteen parks throughout Queensland also receiving a boost in size. The new additions are: The Lakes National Park (Flinders Shire), new estate – 43,260 ha Malbon Thompson Range National Park (Cairns), new estate – about 620 ha Former grazing property The Lakes was acquired by the government […]

Two New Nature Refuges Added to Protected Area Estate

Boomerang Lagoon on Abingdon Downs.

Two additions to Queensland’s Protected Area Estate have been announced, increasing protected areas to 8.6% of the State’s area.   The Albanese Government is providing $3 million to the Queensland Miles Labor Government through the Protecting Important Biodiversity Areas Program to support two nature refuges and future additions to Queensland’s private protected areas. The project […]

Nature Positives in the Budget …

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but it can certainly help grow and protect some. NPAQ’s CEO Chris Thomas has scoured the State Government’s newly released budget to reveal the wins for nature and national parks. Typically, conservation spending risks getting short shrift in national and state budgets, but recently we have […]

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