Sandy and Purga Creek Koala Research Project

Queensland Trust for Nature, Scenic Rim Regional Council, the New Hope Group and UQ’s Koala Ecology Group partnered to undertake important koala research in the Peak Crossing area. Our research aims to investigate habitat use of koalas along Sandy and Purga Creeks, between the Flinders-Goolman Reserve and the town of Peak Crossing. GPS tracking devices […]

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Tinana Koala research project

QTFN’s Conservation Manager, Tanya Pritchard is excited to be working alongside Dr Bill Ellis on the Tinana Koala Research Project. In many areas of the Fraser Coast local koala populations are decreasing. The Tinana area (near Maryborough) is experiencing rapid urban development; at the same time, there is a lack of scientific research and monitoring […]

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Community Planting Day at Gurrbum Reserve – 21 November

Slap on a hat and some sunscreen and join Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) and our partners at a Community Planting Day at Gurrbum Reserve, near Tully this Saturday 21 November 2020. It’s the first planting for the Summer season at the Reserve, a 17-hectare property we purchased last year in partnership with C4 Community […]

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UQ Outback Ecology replace the far west with out Little Liverpool Range

The Land Restoration Fund has been offering landholders financial incentives to assess how they can participate in carbon farming and provide environmental, social and economic co-benefits to Queensland. Supported by this initiative, a group of landholders from the southern Brigalow belt have been collaborating with QTFN ecologist Dr Renee Rossini on documenting environmental values on […]

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A powerful partnership with Rainforest Rescue

A Powerful New Partnership – Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) have joined together with Rainforest Rescue (RR) to create a Powerful New Partnership which aims at restoring the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland. Queensland Trust for Nature and Rainforest Rescue believe that biodiversity is essential for the future existence and continued evolution of the […]

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Plastic Free July! Will you join us?

Last year, the QTFN team did a competition of who can use the least amount of plastic through out the month of June, 2019.   We had a tally on the wall and every bit of plastic we used we’d add a strike. The time has come again to go plastic free for the month […]

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Our trip to Central Queensland

In February, our QTFN ecologists, Felicity Shapland, Renee Rossini and Tanya Pritchard, headed out to Central Queensland for two weeks to conduct ecological surveys on landholders properties. The surveys were part of the Land Restoration Fund pilot projects and were measuring biodiversity co-benefits as part of a proposed carbon farming project. Everything was measured from […]

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2020 Photos: Wildlife in your backyard

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. — FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF” During COVID-19, Queensland Trust for Nature hosted an activity to get people to stop and look around, and appreciate the world outside of their screens. Go outside and see how many animals […]

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Ten replacement practices for a healthy planet

Two years ago, I made a commitment to better protect my skin from the sun. At the time, the idea of sun baking with no sun cream seemed perfectly reasonable. Today the thought of it horrifies me. In 2018, a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags was introduced in Queensland. When the ban started, I […]

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10 threatened species Queensland Trust for Nature is protecting

Unfortunately, around the world and within Australia, growing demand for housing, agricultural, industrial and coastal development is reducing habitat for wildlife. Among mammals alone, Australia is losing at least one or two species per decade and indications are that this will only accelerate as the impacts of climate change intensify. Queensland is Australia’s most biodiverse […]

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Eco-volunteering on the Great Barrier Reef: Avoid Island

Nothing could have prepared me for the uncanny sense of serenity I felt rambling through the bush searching for weeds on Avoid Island. Sounds of lapping waves and birdsong filled the air and a gentle southerly blew a salty breeze through the trees. A city-slicker from way back, I wasn’t used to the stillness and […]

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Search for the elusive and endangered mahogany glider

It’s a hot sticky summer evening in Wongaling Beach, 2 hours south of Cairns in the tropics of Far North Queensland. The whine of mosquitoes through the flyscreen is a constant reminder of our tropical location and the itchy and scratchy experience that awaits as soon as we step outside. For now, we enjoy the relative peace […]

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