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National Parks bring prosperity, so how about a little more funding

Queensland’s Environment Minister Steven Miles this week (30/11/2016) signed off on 366,000 hectares of new and expanded protected areas across the Sunshine State. This is welcome news and will protect … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Habitat, population structure and the conservation status of Araucaria bidwillii in the Australian Wet Tropics

ABSTRACT Araucaria bidwillii, commonly known as the bunya pine, is a widely recognised Australian conifer celebrated for its cultural, biogeographic and evolutionary significance. Belonging to the Araucariaceae, one of the … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethinking national parks as living cultural landscapes

For the last 20 years, the Australian Conservation Foundation has worked with Traditional Owners, Government and other NGOs in support of establishing new national parks on Aboriginal land in Cape … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Palm cockatoo faces extinction

Australia’s largest cockatoo, the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus macgillivrayi) is headed towards extinction as a spate of new strip-mining projects are set to obliterate substantial tracts of habitat on Cape … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tree clearing threatens future of clean, green agriculture

Queensland’s tree clearing laws aren’t working. Therefore there is nothing extreme nor drastic about fixing them. Since the former Newman government weakened controls over land clearing in 2012, over 560,000 … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Climate threat to World Heritage is black and white

In the shallow waters off Cape York Peninsula’s east coast, the Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of a severe bleaching event, the worst in 15 years. Meanwhile, Tasmania … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

One year in, what has the Palaszczuk government done for the environment?

The year is 2040 and Queensland is flourishing. Agriculture, tourism and renewable energy contribute increasing dividends to the State’s economy. Adaptive and agile, successive Queensland governments capitalise on the natural … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment