Blog Posts - National Parks Association of Queensland

    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 PSM, Governor of Queensland

  • Share Your Photos Autumn 2022
  • Ranger Spotlight – Daley Donnelly
  • National Park Experience – Autumn 2022
  • Greater Gliders
  • Park in Focus – Bowling Green Bay NP
  • Associations between Green/Blue Spaces and Mental Health
  • Save Redwood Park
  • Remembering a biodiversity icon
  • Perspectives on Coastal Wetlands
  • Conservation and Tourism in the QLD Granite Belt
  • From the President – Autumn 2022
  • Ranger Spotlight – Hank Schinkel
  • National Park Experience – Summer 2022
  • Ghost Bats – The World’s 3rd Largest Microbat
  • Park in Focus – Venman Bushland NP
  • Ecotourism In National Parks
  • NPAQ Activities Review for 2020-2021
  • 19th Romeo Lahey Lecture Summary
  • Using Technology to Support Conservation Outcomes
  • Protected Areas in PNG
  • Share Your Photos Summer 2022
  • From the President – Summer 2022
  • From the President – Spring 2021
  • Cooloola National Park Great Walk Development Proposal
  • Integrating Climate and Biodiversity Action
  • They Come And Destroy What They Come To Enjoy
  • The Impacts of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVS) on Beaches
  • There’s Hope – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
  • Park in Focus – Bribie Island
  • Wildlife Feature – Spotted-tail Quoll
  • National Park Experience
  • Ranger Spotlight – Tracy Wattz
  • Protected: NPAQ Loving Them to Death? seminar recording
  • Ranger Spotlight – Cat Shaw
  • The National Park Experience
  • Wildlife Feature – Glossy-Black Cockatoo
  • Walk with nature – your path is peace
  • PARK IN FOCUS – Nerang National Park
  • Tumbledown Nature Refuge: A Day of Forest Life
  • Expansion of the Protected Area Estate on the Granite Belt
  • Ngaliya Maguydan (Our Story) – Naree Budjong Djara (My Mother Earth) National Park
  • From the President – Winter 2021
  • The National Park Experience – Judith Hunter Reflection
  • Southern Pink Underwing Moth
  • Saving Bimblebox
  • Park in Focus: Wiliyan-ngurru National Park
  • Worth Protecting? Field Surveys Can Help
  • Ecotourism for Kids: Enhancing Children’s Relationship with Nature
  • Queensland Chief Scientist’s Love of National Parks
  • From the President – Autumn 2021
  • Ranger Profile – Ben Hall
  • Queensland’s new Protected Area Strategy
  • Queensland’s First Special Wildlife Reserve Declared
  • Queensland’s National Parks: An Economically Important Tourism Resource
  • St Helena Island National Park
  • Ranger Profile – Cathy Gatley
  • From the President – Summer 2020-21
  • National Park Experience – Summer 2020-21
  • NPAQ Association Experience
  • Queensland’s National Parks and the October Election
  • A Nature-based Recovery for Queensland?
  • QPWS Bushfire Recovery Program for Threatened Species
  • Cling Gobies
  • Ranger Profile – Rene Burgess
  • From the President – Spring 2020
  • Think Outside and Discover Queensland National Parks!
  • National Park Experience – Spring 2020
  • From our Patron
  • Shutdown: A Break for Nature
  • Fire Management a Top Priority for QPWS Rangers
  • The Next Fire
  • Ranger Profile – Don Rowland
  • Queensland’s Rangeland National Parks
  • From the President – Winter 2020
  • Words from our Members, on NPAQ’s 90th Anniversary
  • National Park Experience – Winter 2020
  • Legacy: National Parks Association of Queensland’s 90th Anniversary
  • Timeline: Highlights from national parks over NPAQ’S 90 years
  • Let’s Talk Ecotourism – Part II
  • Ranger Profile – Rob Miller
  • The Value of Volunteer Conservation Groups
  • Wetland Rewind: Learning from the Past at Sanamere Lagoon, Cape York Peninsula
  • From the President – Protected Magazine Autumn 2020
  • Let’s Talk Ecotourism
  • Ranger Profile: Omar Bakhach
  • Magnetic Island National Park
  • Wildlife after severe fire in springtime in mountain forests of SEQ: a few notes
  • Large hadroid land snails of south-eastern Queensland protected areas
  • The National Park Experience: Personal reflection on why our parks must be valued (Summer 2019-2020)
  • From the President – Protected Magazine Summer 2019-2020
  • A Daytrip with QPWS Rangers
  • Jumping Spiders
  • Back to Basics: Biodiversity and Park Management
  • Cooloola BioBlitz
  • Eungella National Park and Fire
  • Ecological Values of Eungella National Park
  • Ranger of the Month
  • The National Park Experience: Personal reflection on why our parks must be valued
  • Conondale National Park
  • From the President
  • Private ecotourism infrastructure in Queensland national parks: win-win or thin edge of the wedge!
  • Feeling the Heat: National Parks Associations across Australia
  • The Impacts of Commercial Walks in National Parks – Two Case Studies
  • Cooloola Great Walk, Great Sandy National Park
  • Ranger of the Month
  • The National Park Experience: Personal reflection on why our parks must be valued
  • From the President – Autumn 2019
  • Eungella Bird Week
  • Dingo dinners
  • Ranger of the month
  • National park experience
  • Conservation on neighbouring lands
  • Wetlands: under threat
  • Our living outback
  • Coming together for protected areas
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) a new threat to our national parks
  • Ranger of the Month
  • The national park experience: personal reflection
  • A hidden toll: Australia’s cats kill almost 650 million reptiles a year
  • Coral Sea Marine Reserve: fears become reality.
  • Parallel Parks
  • Our Remarkable OLD Trees Part 2
  • Last Child in the Woods – An excerpt from Richard Louv’s book
  • Ranger of the month
  • A personal reflection…
  • The Kroombit tinker frog
  • State forest cultural heritage sites
  • A visitors view: UNESCO World Heritage and the broken promises of ecotourism
  • Our Remarkable Old Trees: Part 1
  • The preservation of indigenous heritage
  • Are you a critical part of our future?
  • Main Range National Park
  • Ranger of the month
  • Building a legacy – values-based, adaptive, transparent park management for Queensland
  • The night parrot
  • Magnetic Island National Park
  • Mount Etna: Queensland’s longest environmental conflict
  • Our first national park – remembering Qld’s park pioneers
  • Lingering concerns on Lindeman
  • Members meeting: new challenges and objectives.
  • The Scenic Rim Trail proposal – our concerns
  • Ranger of the month
  • The national park experience
  • Lantana
  • D’Aguilar National Park
  • People power brings rainforest back to life
  • National parks: where to from here?
  • New government, new opportunities, same concerns.
  • National parks must have conservation focus
  • Lindeman – we won!
  • Eco tourism – review real costs & benefits
  • Public hearing on Special Wildlife Reserves clarifies flora is included
  • Wombat conservation program’s cause for celebration at nature refuge
  • Cape York spaceport land returned to Traditional Owners under landmark agreement
  • NAIDOC Week celebrations include 10-year anniversary of Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers program
  • Potential for watered-down Coral Sea protection threatens the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Creation of Special Wildlife Reserves adds new dimension to private protected areas
  • Tourism-centric national parks allocation as a Budget for jobs forgets about conservation
  • Swift action of QPWS helps to mitigate Cyclone Debbie’s widespread impact on parks
  • The benefits of citizen science
  • State of the Park 2017: developments of note for Queensland’s protected area estate
  • Five minutes to view and traffic jams: is this what the future holds?
  • The benefits of national parks
  • Why National Parks Should be Valued – As Told Through the Lens of Children
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