Save the dates for these exciting NPAQ events coming up over the next few months!
NPAQ Annual Dinner
The NPAQ Annual Dinner is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the accomplishments of the organization and its members in their conservation endeavours. To be held in Brisbane city, this event provides an evening of inspiration, connection, and entertainment.
The event features guest speaker Dr Sally Driml, who has experience in economics and environmental management and will be presenting on “Revealing the invisible economic values of nature.”
The NPAQ Annual Dinner is not only a celebration but also an opportunity to raise funds to support ongoing conservation efforts.
The date has been set for June 17th at The Royal on the Park Hotel in Brisbane. Ticket sales will open mid May.
NPAQ Mountain Biking Seminar
Across Australia, the popularity of recreational mountain biking is growing, particularly in protected areas. This is not surprising given the aesthetic quality of protected areas and the health and wellbeing benefits that can be derived from spending time in nature.
Questions arise, however, as to whether there should be any limits on where mountain biking should take place in protected areas generally, and in national parks specifically.
Research to date has shown that there can be a range of environmental and social impacts associated with mountain biking in protected areas, depending on the type of mountain biking, the infrastructure provided and the sensitivity of the local environment.
This interactive seminar will explore the research, the level of demand and the suitability of mountain biking in protected areas, with a particular focus on national parks, to help inform future decision-making
The seminar is planned for June 16th with a venue to be confirmed by mid May.
Through these upcoming gatherings, the NPAQ continues to inspire individuals to appreciate, protect, and responsibly engage with Queensland’s national parks.
Whether attending the elegant Annual Dinner or immersing oneself in the mountain biking seminar, participants contribute to the preservation of these natural wonders while forging connections with fellow nature enthusiasts.