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Kroombit Threatened Frogs

Summary of Queensland Frog Society’s Kroombit Threatened Frogs Community Sustainability Action Grant Project Situated 70 km southwest of Gladstone, Kroombit Tops National Park is home to the critically endangered Kroombit tinkerfrog and Kroombit treefrog, both of which are known only from areas of wet forest habitat at Kroombit Tops. Over the past four years – […]

Protected Areas In Indonesia

About the author: NPAQ member and former Councillor and Vice President, Steve Noakes, has a long association with protected areas and wildlife tourism in Indonesia. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Ecolodges Indonesia Group of Companies which owns and operates lodges adjacent to Way Kambas National Park (Sumatra), Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (Tunjung […]

Unveiling The Impacts Of Parks On Our Lives

The following was summarised from a paper by the University of Adelaide published in 2023:  Imagine stepping into a world where nature’s embrace boosts not just your mood but also the economy and community health. This isn’t a fantasy – it’s the reality of our parks and reserves. From local picnics to international tourism, […]

From the President – Summer 2024

Hello, everyone! It’s been a very warm, wet welcome to 2024. At least, large portions of our flora and fauna are flourishing given the additional moisture and warm temperatures. On another thread, early indications suggest that 2024 will be a year of opportunity, given the State elections later in October and the potential to gain […]

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. […]

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