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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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 […]
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 […]
In the calendar each year, the 11th of February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In recent years in schools across Queensland, there has been a push to challenge and extend students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning. Globally, there has been an imbalance between gender and Science – […]
Queensland Trust for Nature are excited to announce this year’s Citizens for Refuge Ecology (C4RE) program will be hosted by Mount Mellum Nature Refuge on Jinibara Country in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Citizens for Refuge Ecology (C4RE) is a grant funded program provided by the Office of the Chief Scientist of Queensland that uses […]
Over each summer from November to March, it’s turtle season at our Avoid Island Nature Refuge. Avoid Island is located 100 km southeast of Mackay, in the salt waters of Koinmerburra Country. As one of the three largest Flatback turtle (Natator depressus) rookeries in the southern Great Barrier Reef, our team aim to survey and […]
Decades of habitat loss, disease, drought and bushfires have taken their toll on the koala population of Australia. Last month, the unfortunate news was announced: many Governments along the Eastern Coast of Australia have officially listed the Koala as Endangered. The news, though unwelcome, will prompt change and inspire an opportunity to make some changes. […]
It is with both sadness and gratitude that we announce that after more than two and a half years at the helm of Queensland Trust for Nature, Steve Lacey, our CEO, has tendered his resignation. During his time with the Queensland Trust for Nature, Steve has facilitated a successful organisation restructure, rebranding and strategic plan […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]