Blog - National Parks Association of Queensland

Moments In Time – End 1953

The following was taken from the 1953 October & December NPAQ newsletters. The National Parks on and off the Queensland Coast between Bowen and Mackay. This map (below) is issued on the occasion of an extended field outing by 57 members of the National Parks Association of Queensland to the Whitsunday Island group of National […]

A Season Of Giving And Adventure

The holiday season is upon us, and in the Sunshine State of Queensland, Australia, there’s a special blend of festivities in the air. It’s not just about decking the halls and exchanging gifts; it’s about giving back to the environment, celebrating the beauty of nature, and educating the future stewards of our planet. This year, […]

Why & How Would We Place a $ Value On Our National Parks?

Why place dollar values on national parks?  National Parks generate a wide range of benefits to society including their contribution, directly and indirectly, to our economies and to our general well-being. However, most of these benefits are not explicitly incorporated or even acknowledged in our standard measures of economic performance such as national income (ie. […]

Park in Focus – Gloucester Is National Park

Tucked away in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsunday region lies a true natural treasure – Gloucester Island National Park. This pristine paradise, known for its untouched beauty and rich biodiversity, offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and adventure seekers. A Natural Haven Gloucester Island National Park covers approximately 5,000 hectares, making it a […]

Ranger Spotlight – Ranger Roland Dowling

Roland Dowling is Ranger in Charge on Fort Lytton and St Helena Island national parks. He has always been a very keen camper and bush walker and had a heightened interest in the conservation movement during the late 1970s and early 80s. Having also developed a strong interest in land management, becoming a Ranger seemed […]

Wildlife Feature – Dingoes

Dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) are a fascinating and unique species of wild dog that have been a part of the Australian landscape for thousands of years. Renowned for their adaptability and resilience, these apex predators play a crucial role in the ecosystem. However, it’s important to be aware of safety precautions when encountering dingoes in […]

NP Experience – Sara Byers

Queensland is world-renowned for its stunning natural environments – heritage listed rainforests, famous surf beaches, iconic outback landscapes, mountains, mangroves and marine parks including, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. But after moving here from Melbourne some years ago, the last thing I expected to find was a Queensland national park that felt more like […]

Romeo Lahey Lecture 2023 review

“I am an obsessive bird watcher,” confessed Prof Hugh Possingham. He reflected that, in the distant past, everyone in this region was inherently a bird watcher, and yet despite the lower number of bird watchers today, the collective interest in nature, biodiversity, and natural history is on the rise. The talk was structured into three […]

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