Putting the heat on fire ants in the suburbs

Putting the heat on fire ants in the suburbs

25 January 2022 The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), a native of Paraguay and Southern Brazil, is a highly invasive species that colonises quickly and stings en masse whenever a nest of up to 400,000 fiercely territorial ants is disturbed. The Federal...
Independent review of EPBC Act released 

Independent review of EPBC Act released 

On 30 October 2020, the Independent Reviewer of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, provided the Minister for the Environment with his Final Report. The Report was tabled in Parliament on 28...
Spotlight on: UQ intern Taylor McGregor

Spotlight on: UQ intern Taylor McGregor

Since 2014, Wildlife Queensland has hosted university students from a range of educational institutions seeking placement opportunities in the environmental conservation industry. Students placed with Wildlife Queensland undertake projects in policy development,...
World Wildlife Day 2020

World Wildlife Day 2020

  3 March 2020   Today is World Wildlife Day! Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2013 and held on 3 March each year, World Wildlife Day is a global celebration of the beautiful and richly diverse forms of wild animals and plants...

What does the Coalition win mean for the environment and its wildlife?

4 June 2019   As Wildlife Queensland reported on 7 May 2019 (see: news story), recent reports show Australia’s biodiversity is at breaking point. Time is ticking for the newly re-elected Coalition Government to deliver on its environmental election promises. But...

Take 10 minutes to save our national parks

7 May 2019   On Monday, 6 May 2019 the findings of the United Nations report ‘Humans accelerating extinction of other species’ were reported in print media and aired across electronic media. “People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in...

Action on Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis – We live in hope

27 February 2019   Wildlife Queensland has welcomed a new Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis and called on the Commonwealth Government to step up and be more involved in ways to ensure the protection of Australia’s unique biodiversity....

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