Queensland Trust for Nature

Securing Queensland’s biodiversity for future generations

Create a Better Future

Build Forever Homes

Encourage Nature

Queensland is Australia’s most biodiverse state with more plant and animal species than any other state or territory.
With more than 85 percent of land in Queensland privately owned or managed, use and management of private land is critical to achieving sustainable environmental goals.
Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that works with private landholders as well as educators, business and government to develop and demonstrate scalable environmental projects on private land.
As well as working with landowners, QTFN owns and actively manages several properties, including a cattle station, a koala sanctuary and an island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

110,000 hectares of land preserved

56 unique ecosystems safeguarded

233 threatened species protected

Our Work

Revolving Fund

Recycling dollars by purchasing, protecting and reselling land

Nature Refuges

Permanently safeguarding biodiversity on privately owned land

Offsets With Outcomes

Delivering offsets that support the enduring survival of koalas

Learning And Teaching

Growing passion and understanding of Queensland’s biodiversity

Partnering To Protect

Working together to create enduring biodiversity corridors

Other Projects

Everything we do at QTFN protects Queensland’s natural places

Our Team

Our Staff

Let us introduce our dedicated, talented and diverse team at QTFN

Our Directors

This experienced group drives our top-level strategic decisions


Our energetic volunteers work with us to connect and protect biodiversity

Project Partners

Collaborations are key to the success of our hands-on conservation work

Business Partners

Support from businesses ensure we can continue our critical work

Education Partners

Growing passionate understanding of the importance of unique biodiversity

Our Places

Aroona Station

A working cattle station for over fifty years

Koala Crossing

Protecting an Aussie icon

Cassowary Connection

Cassowary corridor

For Sale

Buying protected land safeguards conservation

Southern Great Barrier Reef

Avoid Island: QTFN’s protected island

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It's almost echidna breeding season! Have you seen any around your place recently?

πŸ‘‡ Check out this amazing echidna love train in SA 😍

⚠️ Slow down if you're driving in wildlife areas as the season begins ⚠️

Authentic Kangaroo Island
Oh! wow... have you ever seen an Echidna Love Train before? 😍 πŸ’˜ Winter is the breeding season for our "spiny ant eaters" – when love lorne male echidnas queue up behind a female, nose to tail, following the scent of her pheromones. These "love trains" can sometimes be up to ten echidnas long, and may last up to 6 weeks before mating eventually happens. During this time you may spot an echidna train trundling along, foraging and just simply resting together. Usually shy solitary creatures, winter is the only time of year you'll see this bizarre spectacle. Wonder which one will be the lucky fella? ... and good luck to the young lady! πŸ˜‰ www.visitkangarooisland.com.au πŸ“· instagram.com/anna_seamark πŸ“ Western River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.com #winter #WesternRiverCove #KangarooIsland #seeSouthAustralia #seeAustralia #IchooseSA #authenticKI #openallyear
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Worthwhile reporting your sightings here: https://www.facebook.com/EchidnaCSI/

I have at least 2 big ones, at my land in Dereel Vic, we leave them alone

Jeff Weiss

Chloe Mathews

Stace Pine

I have seen 3 like this before, not this many. πŸ˜‚


Wait...stop...group meeting!..where were we off to again?

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Look who we fished out of the dunny! πŸ˜‚
🐸 #HappyFrogFriday!🐸 A lovely Green tree frog (Litoria caerulea) found at our Aroona Homestead. πŸ’š

5 days ago

Look who we fished out of the dunny! πŸ˜‚
🐸 #HappyFrogFriday!🐸 A lovely Green tree frog (Litoria caerulea) found at our Aroona Homestead. πŸ’š
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Wow gorgeous ❀️

We have two in our backyard every night they come out to play they are so beautiful.


I love green frogs they are beautiful creatures.

Wow ...... what a beautiful specimen. Years ago in our motor-homing days, remember the one who was resident in the loo at one of the outback camp grounds!

What a beautiful creature, I remember a few years back while staying at Copperfield Gorge , every time we turned the tap on in the bathroom a little graceful tree frog came out,he was lovely!

He's gorgeous, older in age by the look of his skin folds. Thank you for rescuing him.

He will go back, they enjoy the flush and it doesnt hurt them😘a beautiful healthy boy/girl.

Glad he's still green πŸ˜‰. Beautiful!🐸

What a Beautiful Creature ❀️

what a handsome frog quite healthy we use to have them all over the yard ten years ago and with a lot of deforestation i have not seen a green frog in my garden for the past four years 😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

My nan used to have issues with a green frog that lived in the s bend of her toilet. No matter how many times we got it out...it always seemed to get back in there somehow. She lived at the Goldcoast. Don’t imagine there’s too many frogs down there now.

I love frog's

We had them here,but the toads!

Hey Angela this little one is so gorgeous 😍

Gorgeous fellas πŸ’œ

Wow thats beautiful

One of their favourite places! πŸ˜„

Just love em so......a beauty! ! 😊

Oh look. We have one of these in our toilet too. So cute. Jo Morgan, Skye Booker, Lyn Watts and Rikki Rousu

Wow! He’s a whopper!! πŸ’—Green Tree Frogs


What a whopper!!!!

O Li Ve happy frog friday

We have heaps up here

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7 days ago

🐝We found this wonderful native bee hive at our Aroona cattle farm with Sugarbag bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) busy collecting pollen.
πŸ‘‰ Check out our blog to learn more about Queensland's amazingly diverse native insects: bit.ly/2RbV8Ij
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