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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

An Alliance Between Tourism and Nature

Queensland’s national parks protect Queensland’s rich biodiversity and provide opportunities to appreciate nature  and healthy outdoor recreation that helps our physical and mental health. They also generate approximately $2.64 billion through ecotourism annually and support thousands of jobs, particularly in the regions. Queensland currently has over 1,000 protected areas, including national parks. However they are […]

NPAQ Jim Cuthbertson Grant 1yr On

The Jim Cuthbertson Grant is awarded every two years to assist in funding a project which: improves the conservation value/resilience of one or a number of parks; strengthens the science and evidence base of one or a number of parks or park proposals; or advances community knowledge of, or connection to, Queensland’s national parks This […]

From the President – Winter 2022

It’s amazing to think we are half way through the year already.  We will be watching the State budget with interest later this month to see the scale of investment being made in our essential assets of protected areas, including national parks. Looking more broadly often gives a useful context for understanding the levels of […]

National Park Experience – Autumn 2022

An Ancient Landscape that stands as a relic of the giant mass that was once known as Gondwana or Gondwanaland. The picturesque mountains of Lamington National Park started to form 20-23 million years ago due to the eruption of the Tweed Shield Volcano and the Focal Peak Volcano. All these years later through the test […]

Associations between Green/Blue Spaces and Mental Health

Living near, recreating in, and feeling psychologically connected to, the natural world are all associated with better mental health, but many exposure-related questions remain. Using data from an 18-country survey (n= 16,307) we explored associations between multiple measures of mental health (positive well-being, mental distress, depression/anxiety medication use) and: (a) exposures (residential/recreational visits) to different […]

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