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From the President – Winter 2023

Winter has definitely arrived, and I’m really enjoying the crisp days, cool nights and great weather for walking out in nature. I recently spent time in Carnarvon Gorge National Park, Lady Elliot  Island (southern Great Barrier Reef) plus Lamington National Park. The diversity of ecosystems and landscapes is inspiring. Luckily we are able to experience […]

NP Experience – Arrum Harahap

Discovering Nature Sparks in Tamborine National Park In this digital age, we spend much time indoors, staring at screens, detaching from the need for sunshine, fresh air, and greenery. I came to Brisbane in December 2022, leaving my rural life in Sumatra, Indonesia, for an Australian metropolitan city. I quickly became trapped in the fast-paced, […]

Eastern Bearded Dragon

The Eastern Bearded Dragon, scientifically known as Pogona barbata, is a popular reptile species native to Australia. These lizards are often kept as pets due to their unique appearance and docile nature. They are a medium-sized lizard that is found in eastern and southeastern parts of Australia. They are commonly found in open woodland, savanna, […]

Park in Focus – Maree Budjong Djara National Park

Nestled off the coast of souteast Queensland, the Naree Budjong Djara National Park stands as a testament to the country’s diverse and awe-inspiring natural beauty. This remarkable national park, located on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), offers visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a pristine and untouched environment. Rich Cultural and Environmental Heritage Naree […]

Upcoming NPAQ Events

Save the dates for these exciting NPAQ events coming up over the next few months! NPAQ Annual Dinner The NPAQ Annual Dinner is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the accomplishments of the organization and its members in their conservation endeavours. To be held in Brisbane city, this event provides an evening of inspiration, connection, […]

Preserving Paradise: The Vital Importance of QLD National Parks

Nestled within the diverse landscapes of Queensland, Australia, lies a network of national parks that stand as guardians of natural beauty and biodiversity. These protected areas play a pivotal role in preserving the state’s unique ecosystems, ensuring the survival of countless plant and animal species. Spanning vast areas of pristine wilderness, these protected areas serve as havens […]

NPAQ Pilgrimage History

Bushwalking Queensland is currently undertaking a project to collate historical material from Pilgrimages. The material can include Pilgrimage flyers, walks programs, newsletter reports, and photos from the pre-digital era. In September 1965 – the first Bushwalking Queensland Pilgrimage to Mt Barney was carried out – formerly associated with the use of the word ‘Pilgrimage’. In […]

Technical Highlights: Invasive Plant & Animal Research 21-22

Introduction This document summarises the 2021–22 program of the Invasive Plants and Animals Research group in Biosecurity Queensland. Our applied research program aims to better manage Queensland’s worst weeds and pest animals, reducing their impacts on agriculture, the environment and the community. Our work is undertaken at four centers across the state: * Ecosciences Precinct, […]

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