Queensland Trust for Nature

Securing Queensland’s biodiversity for future generations

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.

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

Volunteers

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

104,000 hectares of land preserved

56 unique ecosystems safeguarded

233 threatened species protected

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A new species of eucalypt has been described!  Eucalyptus dalveenica, the Dalveen Blue Box, is a newly described rare tree species from the Granite Belt.  Recent research by Tim Collins, Dr Rose Andrew and Dr Jeremy Bruhl at the University of New England, AU brought together new data from DNA, morphology and leaf oils and demonstrated that Eucalyptus dalveenica is distinctly different and should be recognised as a new species.

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A new species of eucalypt has been described!

Eucalyptus dalveenica, the Dalveen Blue Box, is a newly described rare tree species from the Granite Belt.

Recent research by Tim Collins, Dr Rose Andrew and Dr Jeremy Bruhl at the University of New England, AU brought together new data from DNA, morphology and leaf oils and demonstrated that Eucalyptus dalveenica is distinctly different and should be recognised as a new species.A new species of eucalypt has been described! Eucalyptus dalveenica, the Dalveen Blue Box, is a newly described rare tree species from the Granite Belt in southern Queensland. Dalveen Blue Box grows to about 15 m with rough bark, broad leaves and has a natural distribution restricted to remnant bushland near Dalveen in southern Queensland. It was first collected over 100 years ago, but was thought to be an isolated population of the common Blue Box eucalypt. Recent research by Tim Collins, Dr Rose Andrew and Dr Jeremy Bruhl at the University of New England, AU brought together new data from DNA, morphology and leaf oils and demonstrated that Eucalyptus dalveenica is distinctly different and should be recognised as a new species. The recognition of Dalveen Blue Box as a distinct species has also inspired the local community to plant seedlings at the local school and on private properties, helping to protect this rare eucalypt.
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Cold little place in Winter Time...Brrrrr!! Bazza.....

Lorraine Gilbert

Diane G Gilbert

I pray there is someone out there to protect this beautiful rare Australian Eucalypt from destruction and extinction.

Grant Middleton

I believe eucalyptus should be contained in a woodland type area but away from people and other trees lplantation style...so when they drop limbs no one gets hurt or if lightning strikes them the fire can be contained to one area .🤔. they are beautiful but they are explosive 🔥

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