The now defunct National Reserve System adds 366,000 ha to Queensland's Protected Area Estate
NPAQ advocates for the protection, expansion and good management of the protected areas in Queensland; offers a bushwalking and outdoor recreation activity program; and provides opportunities to participate in community conservation and Citizen Science projects.NPAQ supports the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation.
Has the Queensland Government done a backflip on ending grazing leases operating on Grongah National Park. NPAQ understands the pressure that Minister Miles may be under, however the need for a review of
leasehold lots of Grongah National Park is questionable.
Last week, the Queensland Government released the State of Environment report for the 2012 to 2015 period, with concerning results.The report clearly sets out the pressure that our World Heritage Areas are under, from climate change, invasive species and tourism. Other vital concerns highlighted within the report are the additions to threatened, vulnerable or extinct species lists, and shows that Queensland is the largest source of emissions.
National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles recently showed his dedication to the cause of his National Parks portfolio by consulting with relevant stakeholders during a visit to meet with NPAQ councillors. Dr Steven Miles decided to take the time to personally engage with NPAQ along with his staff, during a planned meeting to brief councillors on the current Scenic Rim Trail ecotourism proposal for Main Range National Park.
As the state government gives the green light for an eco-tourism development within Main Range National Park, NPAQ raises a red flag. This development is the first of several similar projects under consultation.
Protected area estate in Queensland inching towards 8%.
NPAQ congratulates the state government for protecting our natural heritage and its commitment to working towards a protected area estate that will enable future generations to enjoy and marvel at our unique natural wonders.
The National Parks Association of Queensland welcomes the release of the Queensland Budget and the investment in Queensland’s natural heritage.
Key areas receiving support include protecting koalas, addressing the impacts of climate change, protecting the Great Barrier Reef and expanding national parks.
Congratulations to Minister Miles and the Palaszczuk Government. Excellent effort. NPAQ members and supporters appreciate what it took to get this Bill through. Eloquent words, the intention of the nature conservation act should be about conserving nature as a priority!
A controversial federal government report released last week is recommending that the federal government draconically dictate the terms of purpose for environmental Not-For-Profit organisations – that of supporting ‘practical environment work in the community’.
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