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Queensland Independent EPA

Introduction Queensland is considering establishing an independent Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and this gives us the opportunity to take an important step to repair our environment. Such a step is needed as our environment is in decline and we have managed it poorly. The number of threatened species is growing and legislation affecting the environment […]

NPAQ Strategic Plan 23-25

We have recently published our 2023-25 strategic plan. The strategic plan outlines NPAQ’s vision for the future of Queensland’s national parks and the ways in which NPAQ will help to achieve this. The 2032 Olympics and Paralympics being hosted in Brisbane is a key driver for NPAQ wanting to increase our profile and capability, and […]

Supplementing National Parks

National parks have proved to be an integral part of society worldwide. In Queensland, “There is increasing demand for access to national parks for a range of tourism and recreational purposes” (NPAQ Protected Issue 34, 2021). But “Queensland has long suffered from an under-investment in conservation and land management” (NPAQ Protected Issue 23, 2018). This […]

Land and Sea Ranger Program

Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea rangers are employed by First Nations organisations across Queensland to care for their traditional land and sea Country. About the Land and Sea Rangers Through the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program (the program), the Department of Environment and Science provides funding and partnership support to First Nations organisations […]

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

The northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of the world’s rarest marsupials and the largest of the wombat species, averaging about 32kg. They are nocturnal, living in extensive burrow systems that can consist of up to 90 metres of tunnels. Although they historically occurred across a vast area of inland Queensland and NSW, by 1982, northern […]

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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