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Share your photos – Spring 2023

Do you have photos from a visit to a national park or protected area? Send them to admin@npaq.org.auor connect with us on Instagram @nationalparksassocqld for your chance to feature in the next edition of NPAQ’s PROTECTED Magazine! The best photos will also be featured on NPAQ social media channels and go in the draw to […]

NPAQ is Hiring

Role Description: Fundraising Coordinator Role: Fundraising Coordinator, National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. Location: 9/36 Finchley Street, Milton, Brisbane QLD (remote working by negotiation). Tenure: Permanent part time, up to 22.8 hours per week (with flexible work hours). Remuneration: Up to $48,000 pa (based on $80,000 pa pro rata), plus 10.5% superannuation. A further 10% performance bonus is available […]

Expansion of the Protected Area Estate on the Granite Belt

The Granite Belt region of Southern Queensland is well known for its significant national parks and as a thriving ecotourism destination. The region has a high degree of habitat diversity due to its elevation, topographic variation, outcropping rock and a pronounced east-west rainfall gradient. Vegetation includes tall open forest and woodland on rocky slopes, grassy […]

Let’s Talk Ecotourism – Part II

In October last year, NPAQ organised a seminar in Brisbane to discuss an important issue: the pros and cons of ecotourism in national parks. In the last edition we caught up with two of the speakers and now we present the views of the other two speakers to get their perspectives in more detail. David […]

The Value of Volunteer Conservation Groups

We are fortunate in Australia to have some of the oldest and largest subtropical rainforest left on the planet. This has been achieved by the foresight of some of our pioneers who recognised the value of these special places that were, in some cases, being exploited for their timber, minerals and agricultural resources. The reservation […]

Ranger Profile: Omar Bakhach

Omar Bakhach is a Senior Ranger in the South East Queensland Region, based on the Sunshine Coast. While volunteering for cassowary conservation in Mission Beach in the late 1980s, and showing his father-in-law around the rainforest, an ‘off the cuff’ comment—“You’d make a good ranger!”—set him on the path to becoming a Park Ranger. Omar […]

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