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From the President – Autumn 2024

A warm, wet (again!) Autumn welcomes us. A very important and strategic opportunity is on our agenda for this year, which is the cessation of logging in SEQ’s native State Forests, and their transition into Protected Areas (PAs) including National Parks. Terminating logging in such areas is starting to occur nationally – it has already […]

Great Keppel Investment: an example of tourism development ‘adjacent’ to national parks in the southern Great Barrier Reef

Appreciating the beauty and diversity of the southern Great Barrier Reef will soon be even easier following the Miles government’s recent announcement of plans to reinvigorate Great Keppel Island. After extensive community consultation with stakeholders and the Woppaburra TUMRA Aboriginal Corporation, the Miles government this week unveiled a master plan to inject $30 million to […]

Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture 2024: Climate Change: How should National Parks prepare for the changes and challenges this will bring?’

Some 45 members and guests attended the Kedron Room at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday 20 April for the 2024 Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture, given this year by Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Kerrie Wilson. Honouring the principal founder and long-standing former President of the National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ), the annual lecture explores the […]

Protecting Beautiful Western Queensland – a Huge Win for Wildlife and Wanderers

The State government’s landmark acquisition of 352,589-ha Vergemont Station is an unprecedented win for western Queensland’s threatened species and a call to action for nature lovers and adventurers Imagine you could explore a natural wonderland bigger than the USA’s Yosemite National Park within a day’s drive of Brisbane. A place of incredible arid landscapes and […]

Drop Bears – A Look At Koalas

In the eucalypt forests of Queensland, Australia, a quintessential symbol of the country’s unique wildlife clings to life – the koala. These charismatic marsupials, with their fuzzy ears and spoon-shaped noses, have long captured hearts worldwide. However, Queensland’s koala populations are facing an uphill battle for survival, making their conservation a matter of urgent concern. […]

Park in Focus – Bladensburg National Park

Nestled in the heart of Central West Queensland, Bladensburg National Park stands as a testament to the region’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. Celebrating its 40th birthday after being declared in 1984 and stretching across 84,900 hectares of Mitchell Grass Downs and Channel Country, this vast expanse of natural beauty is a haven for unique […]

Future Land Use For Conservation

In the heart of our planet’s green treasures lies a complex challenge: how to balance the preservation of biodiversity with the needs of local communities. This intricate dance defines the struggle faced by protected areas (PAs) worldwide. However, a beacon of hope emerges from Satchari National Park (SNP) in Bangladesh, where a ground-breaking study explores […]

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