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National Park Protection for Private Areas

The Queensland Government is planning to create a new category of environmental protection for private land, that would allow landowners the chance to have equal environmental protection to national parks.
Appropriate protection is a positive step for the private sector of landholders who have acquired and or dedicated their properties to recognising and protecting biodiversity.

“Totally Wild” Tourism – Risky Business

The lead article in the Courier Mail titled “We’re Going Totally Wild” deserves some consideration. Queensland is endowed with wonderful national parks, the prime purpose of which is to preserve the plants and animals that are contained within. NPAQ fully supports the notion that that national parks are important for humans but believes activities should be compatible with the purpose of nature conservation.

Protected areas joint statement

NPAQ has joined with Queensland’s leading environment groups to warn that Queensland’s status as the most wildlife-rich state in Australia is now seriously at risk, and immediate action is needed to grow and better manage the state’s protected areas and national parks.

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