The Queensland government has recently released a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) from private entities to provide eco-tourism developments in three Queensland national parks.
NPAQ advocates for the protection, expansion and good management of the protected areas in Queensland; offers a bushwalking and outdoor recreation activity program; and provides opportunities to participate in community conservation and Citizen Science projects.
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.
We’re pleased to start the year off with some good news!
As the result of hard work and persistence by NPAQ and others with regard to the proposed revocation of national park land on Lindeman Island to a private developer, the government has announced “The proponent…no longer proposes new development on National Park” (Hon. Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Press Release 20 December 2017).
In response to the article "We're going totally wild" and comments by Mr Brett Godfrey CEO of Tourism and Events Queensland (The Courier Mail 23/12), NPAQ has expressed our concern (published CM 29/12)of the risk to Queensland biodiversity by focussing on our national parks as assets that must be further developed as opportunities to boost Queensland tourism.
The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is calling on the Queensland Government to reject a proposal to revoke nearly 40 hectares of national park on Lindeman Island, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as part of a tourist resort expansion.
15-May-2017 Last week’s Federal Budget has sadly only paid lip service to environmental protection, falling short on measures to address climate change and ignoring the need to preserve and expand protected areas. Read more
03-May-2017 University of Queensland researchers are trialing bait traps that utilise poison taken from adult cane toads to kill toad tadpoles Read more
17-Apr-2017 Long-term thinking is required to save the Great Barrier Reef Read more
03-Apr-2017 Events in America highlight need for vigilance in ongoing protection of national parks Read more