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Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture 2024: Climate Change: How should National Parks prepare for the changes and challenges this will bring?’

Some 45 members and guests attended the Kedron Room at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday 20 April for the 2024 Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture, given this year by Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Kerrie Wilson. Honouring the principal founder and long-standing former President of the National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ), the annual lecture explores the […]

Protecting Beautiful Western Queensland – a Huge Win for Wildlife and Wanderers

The State government’s landmark acquisition of 352,589-ha Vergemont Station is an unprecedented win for western Queensland’s threatened species and a call to action for nature lovers and adventurers Imagine you could explore a natural wonderland bigger than the USA’s Yosemite National Park within a day’s drive of Brisbane. A place of incredible arid landscapes and […]

The National Park Experience – Judith Hunter Reflection

Our Sunday bushwalks over the past year have brought respite and relief for my husband and me. They’ve been a sanity saver (and possibly a marriage maintainer!). As we set out each Sunday we’d be talking about stress stuff: the pandemic, US politics, work, the kids but gradually we’d get quieter, calmer and stiller as […]

Southern Pink Underwing Moth

There is a plant out there hidden amongst South-East Queensland’s national parks that you may not have heard of. It’s called Carronia (not Carona!) multisepalea, or the Carronia vine. While it’s indistinct little flowers, straggly vine-like growth and elbow-shaped leaf-stalks are not immediately awe-inspiring, the plant plays a critical role in the life-cycle of something […]

Park in Focus: Wiliyan-ngurru National Park

Earlier this year the National Park formerly known as Camooweal Caves National Park, returned to it’s original Indigenous name – Wiliyan-ngurru National Park. The name comes from the First Nations term for the rough-tailed goanna. Traditionally Wiliyan-ngurru National Park is associated with and traversed by a number of ancestral spirits referred to as Dreamings. The […]

Worth Protecting? Field Surveys Can Help

NPAQ, in conjunction with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, awarded Protect the Bush Alliance (PTBA) the inaugural 2018/2019 Jim Cuthbertson grant to help fund surveys of selected high conservation value state forests to consider if better protection is warranted. The survey work was undertaken in Yabba State Forest, Presho State Forest, and Belington Hut […]

Ecotourism for Kids: Enhancing Children’s Relationship with Nature

Environmental education is a fundamental aspect of ecotourism. It characterises ecotourism and differentiates it from other forms of nature-based tourism. Ecotourism education can increase visitors’ knowledge of and conservation attitudes towards the protected area, as well as promote pro-environmental attitudes and behaviour in general. Genuine, well-designed ecotourism can be a tool for supporting biodiversity conservation […]

Queensland Chief Scientist’s Love of National Parks

In September 2020 Professor Hugh Possingham took over as Queensland’s Chief Scientist. Professor Possingham has a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide and a doctorate in Ecological Modelling as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has worked for numerous universities as a professor, department head, and led several […]

From the President – Autumn 2021

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Protected. Ecotourism in Queensland and across Australia is currently a key issue concerning the management of national parks and appreciation of nature. The interest is global, and proposals from commercial operators will only increase. NPAQ has been an active advocate for all ecotourism to be based around objectives that […]

Ranger Profile – Ben Hall

Ben Hall is Ranger in Charge of Eungella National Park in the Mackay Management Unit. He has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors, in particular new remote places. He could think of no better profession to do this, and help protect the environment, than becoming a Ranger! How long have you worked in national parks? I […]

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