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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 […]

Protected area management costs reveal budget shortfalls

The roles and responsibilities of Rangers (park managers) are diverse requiring knowledge and skills in fauna and flora ecology and conservation, and ecological processes such as pollination, water quality, nutrient regulation, soil formation and retention, air quality regulation, weed and feral animal control and fire management 1. As well, they require knowledge and skills related […]

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  […]

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