Koala Crossing Nature Refuge

Earlier this year, we had great legislative success on one of our long-term properties. Koala Crossing, on Yuggera country in Peak Crossing, has had half of the land secured and gazetted as four individual nature refuges.  The Koala Crossing Nature Refuge, Glider’s Glade Nature Refuge, Wallabies Knoll Nature Refuge and Cockatoo’s Corner Nature Refuge combined, provides 368ha […]

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Avoid Island Hits 90 Bird Species

The Queensland’s Trust for Nature’s Long Term holdings property, Avoid Island, recently hit an important milestone: our bird list officially hit 90 species. Our team conduct regular maintenance, research and educational trips throughout the year to this privately owned and protected island and all bird sightings are recorded and documented as part of regular surveying. It […]

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C4RE Mammal Muster

We want to extend a special thanks to all those dedicated citizen scientists who joined us for our second Citizens for Refuge Ecology (C4RE) Camp on Yuggera Country at our Koala Crossing Nature Refuge.   Dubbed the Mammal Muster, this camp was all about surveying for our furry friends, which in ecology world is often less about finding […]

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Brush Tail Rock Wallaby Post-Fire Recovery

The 2019-20 summer bushfires devastated much of Australia’s natural landscapes, and South East Queensland was no exemption. The bushfires greatly affected Main Range National Park and came eerily close to QTFN’s Long-term holding property: Aroona Station. Properties untouched by the fire like Aroona and much of the central Little Liverpool Range now provide refuge habitat for many […]

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Expansion of the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program

Since its commencement in 2019, the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program (KHRPP) has established seven projects across south-east Queensland, which over the 5-year duration of the program will result in the restoration of more than 255 hectares of koala habitat.   KHRPP projects are located on private landowner sites with existing koala populations. By revegetating koala food […]

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September is Biodiversity Month

September: A whole month dedicated to our primary goal of biodiversity. After all, biodiversity is our business and what better way to promote this national event than a month long celebration of its importance.  Biodiversity represents all living things on our planet and they exist at differing scales: regional diversity, ecosystem diversity, species diversity and genetic diversity. It is […]

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Rainy Mountain Nature Refuge

Di and Philip Daniels are in the final stage of having 94 acres of their 97-acre property at the base of Rainy Mountain in Kuranda declared as a nature refuge. After purchasing the property three years ago and retiring there in 2019, Di and Philip knew they wanted to look after and conserve the abundant […]

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Supporting WWF to explore biodiversity co-benefits in Central Queensland

QTFN is supporting another initiative funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Pilot Projects Program of the Land Restoration Fund. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia’s (WWF) Protecting Threatened Species and Restoring Grazing Land project in Central Queensland is helping to kickstart the biodiversity co-benefits market in Queensland. Like our Counting the […]

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Accounting for Nature

In 2020, QTFN moved to implement the Accounting for Nature® Framework model at Aroona Station – a scientifically credible and trusted natural capital accounting standard used to measure the condition of environmental assets and inform investment and management decisions. As an approved provider of co-benefit verification under the Land Restoration Fund, Accounting for Nature® is […]

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Refuge habitat for the brush-tailed rock-wallaby

Aroona Station features around 200 hectares of core habitat for the vulnerable brush-tailed rock-wallaby.  In 2020, as part of our ongoing research into these unique Aroona residents, we completed our third year of breeding season monitoring programs using motion-sensitive wildlife cameras strategically positioned in known brush-tailed rock-wallaby hang outs. The monitoring program again showed Aroona […]

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Counting the Co-Benefits

As the carbon offset or carbon farming market grows in its maturity, there is considerable interest in how biodiversity co-benefits can be harnessed and developed as a complementary market. QTFN’s Counting the Co-Benefits project will demonstrate how landholders can create a sustainable agribusiness by leveraging environmental markets to diversify their revenue streams. This initiative is […]

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Build it and they will come

Ray and Viv Cranney’s property Bonyi, located 37 kilometres north east of Goondiwindi, is one of the four properties which form the focus of the Bulloak Jewel Butterfly Project. Long-term advocates of sustainable agriculture and land management, around 20 per cent of Ray and Viv’s property is kept as wildlife corridors, with a section fenced […]

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