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Published by Wildlife Queensland, our quarterly, 48-page full-colour Wildlife Australia magazine features articles by experts, researchers and award-winning natural history authors and showcases the photography of some of Australia’s most talented photographers.
Inside each issue you’ll find:
- Inspiring articles, written by leading experts in conservation
- The latest breakthroughs and discoveries from our network of researchers
- Stunning images from celebrated wildlife photographers
- Insights into conservation projects straight from the field
- Challenging debates on nature and conservation’s hottest topics
- Spotlights on the threatened species and habitats we simply can’t afford to lose
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Preview Wildlife Australia Winter 2022
A look inside: Wildlife Australia Winter 2022 edition
Wildlife can be very good for people — even if just to admire. People can also learn from wildlife. It is rarely the other way around.
Take two stories in this edition, written by readers Kane Thornton and Peter Lindenmayer. Each writer discovered a bird species that had a profound and lasting impact on his life. For Kane, it helped him escape from the long oppression of COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne.
For Peter, his discovery of eastern curlews, as a teenager, encouraged a life of wading bird watching and travel — and likely led to his becoming an author. He has just released a children’s book on curlews, Malishka — a Curlew comes back to our coast.
Karin Cox’s story on Queensland Glider Network (QGN) highlights a ‘just-in-time’ project to improve dilapidated and exploited habitat vital to the survival of gliders. With the disappearance of old eucalyptus trees, whose hollows only emerge with age, so have the gliders that shelter and breed in them. QGN volunteers are building and positioning nest boxes for gliders and other species to utilise in the meantime.
Keeping humans out of natural areas you aim to conserve is one thing, but making sure these wildlife-rich areas actually are set aside, in a timely manner, is another.
Take the incorporation of Queensland’s Yurol Ringtail State Forest into the Tewantin National Park. It is happening ‘just-in-time’ after 60 years of lobbying by conservationists.
Wildlife Queensland policies and campaigns manager, Des Boyland made this observation: “Doubling the size of Tewantin National Park is an admirable start, but the future of the koala, Richmond birdwing butterfly, greater glider, yellow-bellied glider and spotted-tailed quoll — if indeed the latter still has a future on the Sunshine Coast — depends on many more such additions to Queensland’s Protected Area Estate.”
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Want to write for Wildlife Australia? Well, you’re in good company. Many leading scientists and award-winning authors have contributed over the magazine’s almost six decades of quality natural history publishing.
Benefits of writing for Wildlife Australia
- Promote your work to peers, conservationists, naturalists, citizen scientists and everyday enthusiasts from around the globe.
- Hone your popular writing skills with the help of a friendly, professional editor.
- Authors receive a PDF of the finished article and a complimentary print copy of the issue.
Most articles are written by experts or professionals and are provided pro bono, as the publisher is not-for-profit, but all nature lovers are invited to pitch an article by submitting a brief proposal to the editor.
- The editor will provide a clear brief and a 4–8 week schedule for the final draft copy.
- Article submissions should be between 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. A short biography of the writer is requested. Preferred formatting is Microsoft Word or any text-only format.
- Use first-person narrative style for feature articles.
- Use sensory storytelling (plenty of description of sights, sounds and smells) to engage readers and give them an idea of what it’s like out there in the field.
- Articles should excite readers about science and wildlife, raise important conservation topics, and reassure subscribers that writers like you — and not-for-profits like us — are focused on protecting the continent’s biodiversity.
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