Protected Magazine – Page 13 – National Parks Association of Queensland

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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 […]

Ngaliya Maguydan (Our Story) – Naree Budjong Djara (My Mother Earth) National Park

Nunagal, Goenbal and Ngugi People have always protected our Quandamookadjara (Quandamooka Country) and managed the health of the ecosystems to allow all species to flourish. QYAC and QPWS aim to provide best practice joint management of Naree Budjong Djara, to ensure lands and culture stay healthy for our children and for the benefit of all […]

From the President – Winter 2021

Welcome to the Winter edition of Protected. There has been a constant trickle of disappointing and negative news regarding nature and our national parks in the news of late, particularly the continual loss of species, ongoing challenge of managing weeds and feral pests and inadequate funding to address these issues. However, I’d like to focus […]

Indigenous Protected Areas

Nantawarrina, the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in Australia was declared in 1998, on the Adnyamathanha lands (SA), since that time IPAs have grown due to demand from traditional owners across the country. In October 2022 there are now 81 IPAs nationally, protecting over 85 million hectares of land and over 5 million hectares of […]

20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture

The Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture is held in memory and celebration of our founder, Romeo Lahey. There have been 19 memorial lectures to date, with the first being held the year after the passing of Romeo Lahey, who died in 1968. All previous Romeo Lahey Memorial Lectures can be read on the NPAQ website: The 20th […]

Conservation of birds in fragmented landscapes requires protected areas

For successful conservation of biodiversity, it is vital to know whether protected areas in increasingly fragmented landscapes effectively safeguard species. However, how large habitat fragments must be, and what level of protection is required to sustain species, remains poorly known. We compiled a global data set on almost 2000 bird species in 741 forest fragments varying […]

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