Blog - 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.

From the President – Spring 2021

Over the past year, NPAQ and many other environment organisations in Queensland have been focussed for an increased percentage of our state to be in Protected Areas (PAs); National Park, Conservation Park, Special Wildlife Reserves, which is currently at a meagre 8% – the lowest of any state in Australia. But it’s often enlightening to […]

Cooloola National Park Great Walk Development Proposal

*The thoughts reflected in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts of NPAQ Greg Wood has lived in Rainbow Beach for most of the past 40 years. He is in regular contact with residents of Boreen Point and the Northern Sunshine Coast with respect to the current proposal […]

Integrating Climate and Biodiversity Action

Sadly, we are all too familiar with the profound challenges facing Life on Earth. Past overuse, conversion, degradation, fragmentation and pollution have resulted in ecosystem decline and collapse in many biomes – threatening the survival of up to one third of Earth’s insects, the productivity of agricultural systems, the livelihoods and well being of millions […]

They Come And Destroy What They Come To Enjoy

We, residents of Agnes Water 1770, recently heard straight from Mayor Matt Burnett indications that expansion of the existing carpark at 1770 that gives access to Round Hill Creek, will be provided for by resumption of a portion of the Joseph Banks Conservation Park. And that negotiations with Queensland Parks & Wildlife were proceeding. This […]

The Impacts of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVS) on Beaches

Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) has been concerned at the impacts of the increasing numbers of recreational vehicles on the beaches of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). To understand and quantify these impacts, FOSI has prepared a report that analyses the scientific research evidence about them. Erosion and Vegetation On K’gari/Fraser Island, a study has shown […]

There’s Hope – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

There’s hope. That’s the most important take-out from the 2021 Report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by how dire the situation is. The report says, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere […]

Park in Focus – Bribie Island

“Welcome to Bribie Island – Fauna and Flora Sanctuary” The sign greets residents and visitors to Bribie before crossing the Bribie Bridge BRIBIE ISLAND TOURISM MODEL – A TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS In economic science, the tragedy of the commons is a situation in which individual users, who have open access to a resource unhampered […]

Wildlife Feature – Spotted-tail Quoll

Prowling the forests of southern Queensland after dark, the spottedtailed quoll, Dasyurus maculatus, is the largest marsupial carnivore on the Australian mainland. Female quolls average around two kilograms in weight, while males can reach five kilograms and have a total body and tail length approaching 1.5 metres. Despite their relatively small size, quolls are ferocious […]

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