Protected Magazine – Page 9 – National Parks Association of Queensland

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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 […]

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 […]

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