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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

NPAQ Activities Review for 2020-2021

2020-21 continued to be a challenging year for activities with short, sharp lockdowns to minimize the spread of Covid-19 causing cancellation of some activities. The extended Bird Outing to Nanango was the largest activity to fall victim to Covid but was rescheduled for September, 2021.Notwithstanding the uncertainties and difficulties, activities went ahead where possible. In […]

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 […]

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