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Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture 2024: Climate Change: How should National Parks prepare for the changes and challenges this will bring?’

Some 45 members and guests attended the Kedron Room at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday 20 April for the 2024 Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture, given this year by Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Kerrie Wilson. Honouring the principal founder and long-standing former President of the National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ), the annual lecture explores the […]

Potential for watered-down Coral Sea protection threatens the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef

Adele Pedder of the Australian Marine Conservation Society delves into the importance of marine protected areas and the risk associated with exposing the proposed Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve to intensive fishing practices.

Tourism-centric national parks allocation as a Budget for jobs forgets about conservation

The State Budget has allocated an extra $40 million over two years for national parks, however only $5 million of that will potentially go towards operational funding and conservation planning. The rest is essentially a tourism spend disguised as environmental dollars. Learn why the Queensland Government’s boast of a record environmental spend isn’t all it’s made out to be.

The benefits of citizen science

Citizen science initiatives provide an opportunity for nature lovers to get involved directly with conservation and through doing so gain a greater understanding and respect for it. NPAQ industry placement student Lucy Hollingsworth, from the University of Queensland, looks at some of the benefits – for scientists and the individuals volunteering to support their research.
 

State of the Park 2017: developments of note for Queensland’s protected area estate

State of the Park 2017, authored by NPAQ member Wade Lewis, highlights positive developments over the past year including advances made by the State Government in its approach to national park acquisition, planning and management.

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