Fears for platypus populations after flooding in Queensland and NSW

Fears for platypus populations after flooding in Queensland and NSW

There are fears that platypus populations might have been wiped out by recent floods in greater Brisbane, sparking new calls for the species to be nationally recognised as threatened. While the platypus is endangered in South Australia and was listed as vulnerable in Victoria last year, the iconic monotreme is not officially considered threatened in […]

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Queensland proposal to remove more large crocodiles could raise risk of attacks, experts warn

Queensland proposal to remove more large crocodiles could raise risk of attacks, experts warn

Critics of a proposal to remove more large crocodiles from Queensland’s populated far north coast say the move will result in a “silent cull” and could actually put more people at risk of attack. The Queensland government said crocodile numbers had been slowly rising and it was conducting modelling to see what impact taking more […]

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Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts say

The Queensland government’s decision to quietly divert $2.7m from what it had previously promised would be a state-of-the-art koala research facility to build a rollercoaster instead was a public relations disaster. But the Queensland Conservation Council director, Dave Copeman, is not mourning the loss of the jettisoned Future Lab wildlife research centre at Dreamworld, nor […]

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Queensland government will invest more than  million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

Queensland government will invest more than $24 million to protect koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east

As part of a vulnerable species funding package, the Queensland government will invest more than $24 million on protecting koala populations and habitats in the state’s south-east. On Sunday, the nearly $40 million in financing was announced, coinciding with World Environment Day. Queensland’s environment minister, Meaghan Scanlon, said bilbies and green turtles were examples of […]

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A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has resulted in ideal breeding conditions for many frog species

A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has resulted in ideal breeding conditions for many frog species

While many people are getting tired of the rain, frogs appear to be making the most of the damp conditions. A record-breaking wet season in Queensland has provided many frog species with ideal breeding conditions. “With all the flooding that we’ve had, the numbers are through the roof,” Queensland Frog Society president, Ashley Keune, said. […]

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