Protected Magazine Archives - Page 5 of 10 - 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

Category Archives: Protected Magazine

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 […]

From the President – Spring 2022

Its time. 2022 will be a critical year globally for biodiversity, as the UN COP 15 (United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity conference of parties meeting for the 15th time) is in December. This meeting will be the largest biodiversity meeting in a generation, and the stakes for protecting our nature are high. Not just […]

Eastern Bristlebird

Found in New South Wales and on the southern border of Queensland in the ranges, the endangered Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) is becoming a very rare sight for birdwatchers. There are three main areas this shy bird can be found; southern Queensland, central New South Wales and the New South Wales/Victorian border. The entire population […]

Park in Focus Winter 2022

If you’re travelling to the Great Barrier Reef, it’s certainly worth spending a day exploring the Whitsunday Islands National Park and Whitehaven Beach! The Whitsundays are just a short boat trip from Airlie Beach, about 900km from Brisbane. The are is known for its perfect white sands, crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. The sand  […]

NPAQ Outing in the 1974 Floods

2ND Post-War Field Outing to SPRINGBROOK January’s Foundation Day Weekend, 1947. As recorded by then new Member, Cecily SANDERCOCK (now FEARNLEY) in 1948 and discovered amongst old papers in 2009. The N.P.A.Q. Outing to Springbrook was planned for the Foundation Day Week-end, of January 25th – 27th 1947. The Association’s Outing Committee was conducting the […]

NPAQ Kids in NPs

“I’m bored”, “can we go and do something?”, “we’ve been at home for ever!” Every parent has experienced at least one of these phrases during school holidays. This year, NPAQ have re-launched our Kids in National Parks initiative to both encourage children and families to interact with and appreciate nature and beat school holiday boredom. […]

Jolly’s Lookout Weed Clearing

This is a conservation story about longevity, consistency, leadership and determination. I often reflect—is conservation about a feeling, an ideal, or an action? Well, in this story, it’s all three.  As humans, many of us have an emotional connection with nature that drives conservation tendencies and actions. Interestingly, the word ‘conservation’ is a noun (a […]

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