Blog - Page 5 of 19 - National Parks Association of Queensland

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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

Using Technology to Support Conservation Outcomes

Accurate and regular and monitoring is fundamental to wildlife conservation. If we don’t know what animals are in an area, and how many there are, it is difficult to manage them or the area well. Even obtaining a baseline for species’ abundance can be hindered by the cost and logistics of collecting the data in […]

Protected Areas in PNG

Customary landowners in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are the backbone of a protected area (PA) network that strives to balance the sometimes-competing demands of biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods and cultural traditions. PNG occupies the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and includes several large islands. It shares a land border with Indonesia and […]

From the President – Summer 2022

Welcome to 2022 – a year of unpredictability, but still with many opportunities for positive change. It is interesting to reflect on how various issues connected to national parks evolve. One that has seen major change recently is the names and management of national parks reflecting their long connection to Indigenous peoples over thousands of […]

From the President – Spring 2021

Over the past year, NPAQ and many other environment organisations in Queensland have been focussed for an increased percentage of our state to be in Protected Areas (PAs); National Park, Conservation Park, Special Wildlife Reserves, which is currently at a meagre 8% – the lowest of any state in Australia. But it’s often enlightening to […]

Cooloola National Park Great Walk Development Proposal

*The thoughts reflected in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts of NPAQ Greg Wood has lived in Rainbow Beach for most of the past 40 years. He is in regular contact with residents of Boreen Point and the Northern Sunshine Coast with respect to the current proposal […]

Integrating Climate and Biodiversity Action

Sadly, we are all too familiar with the profound challenges facing Life on Earth. Past overuse, conversion, degradation, fragmentation and pollution have resulted in ecosystem decline and collapse in many biomes – threatening the survival of up to one third of Earth’s insects, the productivity of agricultural systems, the livelihoods and well being of millions […]

They Come And Destroy What They Come To Enjoy

We, residents of Agnes Water 1770, recently heard straight from Mayor Matt Burnett indications that expansion of the existing carpark at 1770 that gives access to Round Hill Creek, will be provided for by resumption of a portion of the Joseph Banks Conservation Park. And that negotiations with Queensland Parks & Wildlife were proceeding. This […]

The Impacts of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVS) on Beaches

Friends of Stradbroke Island (FOSI) has been concerned at the impacts of the increasing numbers of recreational vehicles on the beaches of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). To understand and quantify these impacts, FOSI has prepared a report that analyses the scientific research evidence about them. Erosion and Vegetation On K’gari/Fraser Island, a study has shown […]

There’s Hope – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

There’s hope. That’s the most important take-out from the 2021 Report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by how dire the situation is. The report says, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere […]

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