National Threatened Species Day

At QTFN biodiversity it our business! We aim to protect and enhance habitat for many species including several threatened species through our properties, education programs and partnerships. On National Threatened Species day we want to highlight some of our threatened species: Koala – we are enhancing and protecting koala habitat through our Koala Crossing and […]

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Celebrate Queensland’s Biodiversity by connecting with Nature

National Biodiversity Month is celebrated every year across Australia during September. At the Queensland Trust for Nature, we aim to get more people connecting with nature and valuing Queensland’s biodiversity. As part of National Biodiversity Month, we have prepared a calendar to provide ideas of how to connect with nature for at least 20 minutes […]

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Partnering to Support Koala Conservation

We’d like to pay special tribute to our special community of partners and individuals who are making positive change within our Koala Habitat Partnerships Restoration Program (KHRPP). Since it commenced in 2019, the KHRPP has planted more than 170,000 koala trees across 100 hectares of cleared council and privately-owned land. A further 145 hectares of existing […]

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Invert Adventure: A hands-on experience for our Citizen Scientists

When 33 citizen scientists and 7 experts arrived on our host property – Mount Mellum Nature Refuge – we had high hopes of what they would discover. This camp gave our citizen scientists hands-on experience as they scoured the earth, the water and the air for varying species of invertebrates.  With thanks to our amazing […]

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Lachlan Hughes Foundation Regenerative Agriculture Day of Learning

In May, we were honoured to attend the Lachlan Hughes Foundation Regenerative Agriculture Day of Learning at Dulacca, on Barunggam Country. The Hughes family are incredible ambassadors for the regenerative agriculture movement. Through the Lachlan Hughes Foundation, they are fostering the sharing of knowledge creating a network of likeminded landscape managers who want to increase the productivity […]

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A Taste of Biodiversity for Breakfast

If the world’s economy was decreasing at the same rapid rate as biodiversity, there would be greater urgency to make a change now. For many people – and many businesses – biodiversity is an unknown importance in its impact on, not just an ecosystem, but our world.  On the 22nd April this year, we hosted […]

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History Visits Aroona

On a warm, Autumn afternoon in April, we were delighted to host the Gehrke family back to their ancestral property, Aroona, in a region formerly known as Gehrkevale, on Yugara Country. The visit was a celebration of a family member’s 90th birthday while also commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gehrke family’s arrival to the […]

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Thank You to Our Chair

On behalf of the Board and staff of Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN), we would like to sincerely thank our Chair, Dr Adrian Volders, for the substantial contribution he has made to the growth and evolution of QTFN.  When Dr Volders joined the QTFN’s Funds Management Committee in November 2014, he not only brought his […]

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$8.6m to revegetate, protect Brigalow Belt for koalas

Published 31.05.22 at 12:30 PM on the Queensland Government website. Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon   The Palaszczuk Government has announced an $8.6 million partnership with Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) to restore and protect key koala habitat in the […]

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Introducing The C4RE Invert Adventure Experts

Dr Kathy Ebert: Post Doctoral Researcher and Dung Beetle Expert Dr Kathy Ebert is a teaching assistant and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences. Her primary research interests are in behaviour and taxonomy of dung beetles. Kathy’s focus is on the native Australian dung beetles, especially those with unusual behaviours, […]

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Revegetating Koala Habitat in Peak Crossing

Over the past six years, Earth Frequency Festival has been proud to be in partnership with the Queensland Trust for Nature to enhance critical koala habitat in the Flinders-Karawatha Corridor, the largest remaining contiguous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South-East Queensland. Situated at the base of Flinders Peak and neighbouring the festival grounds at […]

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Gurrbum Nature Refuge

We are proud to announce, another Queensland Trust for Nature property, Gurrbum, has been declared as a Nature Refuge. This 15.52 hectares of Lowland vine forest has now been protected in perpetuity to ensure sanctuary for the Endangered Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) for years to come. The Gurrbum Nature Refuge forms a critical part […]

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