The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is the oldest, largest, and very well respected wildlife-focused conservation group in Queensland.
We have been part of all the major conservation issues in Queensland for 50 years.
Founded in 1962 when the emergent problem of expanding use of resources and consequent wildlife destruction was increasing, the four founders Judith Wright, David Fleay, Kathleen McArthur and Brian Clouston banded together to form our society with a common aim of promoting the protection of wildlife and educating the community about wildlife and the need for its conservation.
Local branches sprang up throughout the state giving our society a unique strength through the local knowledge and enthusiasm of the branch volunteers.
Our early campaigns helped protect important places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Cooloola, the Rainforests and Fraser Island. We continue to contribute greatly to the protection of many species and their habitats through campaigning and community consultation.
We’ve encouraged governments to protect important habitats throughout Queensland through planning and legislation.
We've educated the community about wildlife and wildlife issues. We continue to do this through our website, our publications, our full colour nature journal Wildlife Australia.
As part of our 50th anniversary, Wildlife Queensland is inviting you to join us in celebrating.