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    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 AC, PSM Governor of Queensland

From the President – Winter 2022

It’s amazing to think we are half way through the year already.  We will be watching the State budget with interest later this month to see the scale of investment being made in our essential assets of protected areas, including national parks. Looking more broadly often gives a useful context for understanding the levels of […]

National Park Experience – Autumn 2022

An Ancient Landscape that stands as a relic of the giant mass that was once known as Gondwana or Gondwanaland. The picturesque mountains of Lamington National Park started to form 20-23 million years ago due to the eruption of the Tweed Shield Volcano and the Focal Peak Volcano. All these years later through the test […]

Associations between Green/Blue Spaces and Mental Health

Living near, recreating in, and feeling psychologically connected to, the natural world are all associated with better mental health, but many exposure-related questions remain. Using data from an 18-country survey (n= 16,307) we explored associations between multiple measures of mental health (positive well-being, mental distress, depression/anxiety medication use) and: (a) exposures (residential/recreational visits) to different […]

Remembering a biodiversity icon

One of the world’s most spoken about Conservation Biologists, Thomas Eugene Lovejoy III, died from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour on 25th December 2021 at the age of 80. Thomas was born on August 22, 1941, in Manhattan, New York and was a renowned expert on biodiversity, tropical forests, and climate change who devoted much of […]

Perspectives on Coastal Wetlands

Tallis Martin-Baker grew up in Redland City, outside Brisbane, and discovered her love for mangroves in her first year of university while studying marine science. In 2020 she completed her Honours on the socioeconomic factors that contribute to coastal wetland conservation and restoration. She now works as a research assistant for the University of Queensland. […]

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