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of Queensland Inc

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Antarctic Beech Lamington NP Albert River Circuit

Beehive Swamp, North Stradbroke Island

Tree roots at Brown Lake Stradbroke Island

Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park

King greenhood orchid on the Morelia Track, D'Aguilar National Park

View from Fred's Gorge, Minerva Hills National Park

Moreton Island

Mount Norman at Girraween

Cascades of Queen Mary Falls

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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 supports the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation.



Protecting NSI's remarkable natural and cultural heritage

26-May-2016 Early this morning, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation to phase out sand mining on Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island by 2019. This decision is the best outcome for the Quandamooka people, the environment and the future sustainability of the island. Mined since 1949, it is now time to say enough is enough. The remaining wonderful natural heritage of the second largest sand island in the world can be protected and a sustainable future developed. Read more

Protecting Queensland's national parks

23-May-2016 Recently, NPAQ was extremely pleased to congratulate the Palaszczuk government on their commitment in delivering an election promise – that of reinstating nature conservation as the primary goal of national park management. Acknowledging the very positive direction that the recent amendments take, NPAQ urges that the dust is not allowed to settle on the reform process. Two areas in particular - special management areas and provisions for ecotourism facilities - remain of concern. Read more

Why National Parks Should be Valued - As Told Through the Lens of Children

19-May-2016 Researchers have been examining the different ways that contact with nature can contribute to the health and well-being of children. The role that nature plays in children acquiring an appreciation of the environment has been highlighted, and how it leads to developing the ability to feel and express concern for other species. This concept is explored further by interviewing two children, aged 9 and 6 years of age, to gain a child’s perspective on the National Park Experience. Read more

From whales to insects, the Fraser Island dingo diet is a dog’s breakfast

14-May-2016 This article from The Conversation references a recent scientific report (March 2016) that found that dingoes on Fraser Island are not in poor physical condition or have restricted diets (ie are starving). Read more

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