Project Partners

Collaborations are key to the success of QTFN’s hands-on conservation work.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia

QTFN and CVA have worked together since 2014 and have supported over 150 volunteers to increase their understanding of conservation and land management practises. CVA manages

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volunteers who are looking to augment theoretical training with work experience opportunities on the ground. CVA volunteers have to critical habitat restoration for threatened species including the koala, brush-tailed rock-wallaby and glossy black-cockatoo. Their work has included removal of threatening weeds, planting and maintaining trees for koala food and habitat, monitoring of wildlife through the use of remote sensing cameras, and assisting with feral animal monitoring and control.

Greenfleet

Greenfleet

Greenfleet is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to connecting people with real climate action. Australia and New Zealand’s most respected source of biodiverse carbon offsets,

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Greenfleet are paid by consumers to offset their carbon emissions in a voluntary unregulated market. In carrying out revegetation on QTFN properties, Greenfleet retain the notional carbon rights allowing QTFN to sell the biodiversity offsets that the revegetation generates. Greenfleet has partnered with QTFN to deliver nearly 100 hectares of koala habitat at our Koala Crossing property. As they grow, the native trees will provide vital habitat for native wildlife like koalas, as well as capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and add to the Flinders Karawatha Corridor, the largest remaining contiguous stretch of open eucalypt forest in south-east Queensland. QTFN’s work with Greenfleet started in 2016 and our relationship with Greenfleet continues to grow.

Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation Inc (C4)

Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation Inc (C4)

For more than 20 years, Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation Inc. (C4) have been active in working to protect and rehabilitate ecosystem function through buyback, revegetation

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and advocacy in the Cassowary Coast Region. Since QTFN acquired Lot 66 in 2014 with the support of funding raised by C4, QTFN and C4 have worked together to revegetate degraded areas on the site ensuring the cassowary corridor between the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area linking to the Atherton Tablelands.

New Hope Group (NHG)

New Hope Group (NHG)

QTFN is collaborating with the UQ Koala Ecology Group to deliver a Koala Research Project funded by the . The project is important both in terms of local koala populations and ecology but also more generally in considering the

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abundance, health and survival of koalas in a mining landscape. NHG Koala Species Management Plan forms the basis for this project. Its objectives are to assist the long-term persistence of a healthy koala population within the Acland district, and to ensure the koala population is not negatively impacted by future projects. New Hope Group is a majority Australian owned and operated diversified energy company which has been proudly based in South East Queensland since 1952. New Hope is an industry leader in best practice rehabilitation, including the award-winning progressive rehabilitation at New Acland Mine.

Greencollar

Greencollar

GreenCollar is one of Australia’s largest environmental markets investor and project developers. GreenCollar has been at the forefront of helping farmers and graziers identify and create commercial opportunities through

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projects that enhance their productive enterprise. By quantifying the environmental values of the land, GreenCollar’s work enables landholders to access innovative finance to implement regenerative land management and productivity practices.

Ipswich Koala Protection Society (IKPS)

Ipswich Koala Protection Society (IKPS)

IKPS has two dedicated koala and wildlife ambulances that run 24/7 and rescue in excess of 180 koalas per year as well as countless numbers of other native wildlife. They travel over 20,000 kilometres per year on koala rescues alone.

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IKPS releases hand raised orphans and rehabilitated Ipswich koalas back to the wild in their home range. Six koalas have been released at QTFN’s Koala Crossing making a significant contribution to the health of koala populations along this important wildlife corridor.

OWAD Environment

OWAD Environment

OWAD Environment is a specialist consultancy providing tailored services in ecology and soil & groundwater contamination. OWAD Environment was engaged by QTFN to conduct Koala presence/absence survey at both

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Koala Crossing and Aroona, based on the presence/absence of the marsupial’s characteristic scats (faecal pellets), on the properties. The studies were conducted with Taz, a professional detection dog specifically trained to detect Koala scats.

Spicers Hidden Vale/UQ Threatened Species Research Centre

Spicers Hidden Vale/UQ Threatened Species Research Centre

The UQ Threatened Species Research Centre includes a captive wildlife and breeding centre and a permanent release facility for threatened species of the Little Liverpool Range. The facility is

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dedicated to the enhancement of threatened wildlife species such as the southern spotted-tailed quoll, bristle birds and the brush-tailed rock-wallaby.

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