Wildlife needs your help. Wildlife Queensland is keen to ensure that through our actions, we can encourage everyone to gain an appreciation of wildlife and its habitat, leading to a greater understanding of the challenges and pressures it increasingly faces.
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Wildlife Queensland is 'Your Voice for your Wildlife'’. We speak out against those who are intent on destroying wildlife habitat: by monitoring wildlife populations we draw attention to their plight and by consulting with government departments we make our views known at every level.
We successfully helped to stop the recreational hunting of duck and quail in Queensland and we are vocal in opposing the introduction of gill netting and the proposal for targeted killing of rays and sharks. Read more about our conservation efforts to help protect wildlife and their habitat.
Crucial changes are needed to halt the destructive nature of many types of reckless and relentless development. Our determination has resulted in many conservation wins in recent decades – read all about our achievements such as the Great Barrier Reef campaign and our efforts to stop logging and sand-mining on Fraser Island.
Our wildlife campaigns provide hope for those who feel helpless in the face of the many threats to global biodiversity such as diminishing resources such as water and the need for sustainable energy sources. We also assist and advise people who have both desirable and less-desired encounters with animals. For instance how to deal with finding a snake hiding in the kitchen or a brush turkey digging up the garden.
As a state-wide organisation, WPSQ works in cooperation with government, business and other conservation groups to develop policies to ensure the protection of our state's natural heritage such as the Great Barrier Reef, mallee country, rivers and catchments, rainforests, mangrove and other coastal ecosystems.
We provide onground actions which are out of the ordinary and highly educational for most Australians, leaving people feeling that they have contributed something positive and real to the world.
Much of this work is done locally through our network of branches.
Bayside Branch, located in the Brisbane area, campaigns to protect Moreton Bay and koala habitat. The branch organises Moreton Bay cruises, spotlights for koalas, greater gliders and other nocturnal wildlife and supports a native plant nursery.
Brisbane Branch pioneered ecotourism in the city of Brisbane with its tremendously popular Batty Boat cruises and continues to support urban dwellers in the quest to keep our back yards 'wildlife-friendly' and environmentally interesting.'
Upper Dawson Branch campaigns for wise use of water in the Dawson River catchment. The branch has field trips each year to areas of natural interest such as the sandstone ecosystems of Isla Gorge National Park, the region's unique mound springs known as 'boggomosses' and various locations along the track followed by Ludwig Leichhardt when he explored this area 150 years ago.
Join Wildlife Queensland today – and help us make the environment a priority for decision-makers!