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12 Feb 2024

Join us in Protecting Beautiful Queensland

Queenslanders are passionate about the special place that we live, and have already done so much for our natural places. From championing the Outback to protecting more of Cape York , from saving forests to properly funding our important nature refuges – together we’ve accomplished so much.

But the reality is there is still so much to be done to protect Queensland’s natural wonders that are the envy of the world, and the engine of our way of life.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re working even harder to ensure our beautiful state is protected for now and future generations. We’re bringing together conservationists, landholders, scientists, tourism operators, and recreational users …. all of you who know and love our special Queensland nature so well.

Will you join the call to Protect Beautiful Queensland?

Despite being the most biodiverse state, Queensland has the lowest percentage of land protected compared to all other Australian states and territories. We’re home to countless plants and animals- many of whom are endangered or threatened, and yet we’re far from pulling our weight when it comes to protecting their homes. 

Queensland’s nature also benefits us. Sixty-four percent of us have visited a national park in the past 12 months, and nature-based tourism is powering communities and businesses across the state. So many of us get out into nature – camping, fishing, hiking or just taking a breather away from the hustle and bustle.

We want to live in a state with a world leading protected area network that meets state, national and international targets. Where First Nations leadership is supported and living cultural heritage is celebrated.

Where national parks and other protected areas are prioritised and well funded, ensuring that landscapes remain healthy and resilient. Where Queensland’s unique wildlife thrives across our many ecosystems.

Critical to this? You. We’ve got a long way to go, but I know that we can get there. We’ve already seen some really positive steps from the Queensland Government, with some new national parks being announced. But if we are to properly protect our nature, we need to see a rapid increase in the growth of our protected area estate.

Will you join the call to double Queensland’s protected areas by 2030?

This is just the start – there will be many opportunities for you to take action in the coming months. I look forward to your support, your enthusiasm, and your passion for our beautiful state.

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