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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 PSM, Governor of Queensland

Wildlife Feature – Glossy-Black Cockatoo

There’s a bird out there that has brought people together for years. It’s called the Glossy Black-cockatoo and it’s the feature of a brand new episode in the Back from the Brink docu-series being run this year by Natura Pacific and the Glossy Black Conservancy. The Glossy Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is the smallest of Australia’s […]

Walk with nature – your path is peace

NPAQ gratefully received a generous bequest from Ruth Frances Crosson this month. Ruth peacefully passed away in December 2019 after losing her fight with cancer at age 82. Ruth was always accompanied by her two Pomeranian dogs and was well know as never being afraid to be herself. She was instrumental in establishing the Tondoon […]

PARK IN FOCUS – Nerang National Park

Nestled near the heart of the Gold Coast is one of Queensland’s newer national parks. Covering over 1600 hectares of Kombumerri country, Nerang (Ngarang-Wal) National Park is a sizeable wildlife refuge in a sea of rapid development. Gazetted between 2007 and 2009, the park protects a mosaic of eucalypt forest and woodland along with a […]

Tumbledown Nature Refuge: A Day of Forest Life

This morning I woke to the sound of five kookaburras chuckling uproariously at the slow ascent of sunrise from one of their many precarious perches at the top of a large, old growth Eucalyptus youmannii (Youman’s Stringybark). Every morning it’s the same. About 15 minutes after the first announcement they begin all over again, followed […]

Expansion of the Protected Area Estate on the Granite Belt

The Granite Belt region of Southern Queensland is well known for its significant national parks and as a thriving ecotourism destination. The region has a high degree of habitat diversity due to its elevation, topographic variation, outcropping rock and a pronounced east-west rainfall gradient. Vegetation includes tall open forest and woodland on rocky slopes, grassy […]

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