Media release

Feb 8, 2024

Public support for doubling Queensland’s national parks

4 out of 5 Queenslanders support creation of more national parks, but more must be done to ensure unique landscapes and species are properly cared for. An overwhelming majority of Queenslanders support […]  Read more 

Bluffs and trees
Jan 25, 2024

New hope for critically endangered Night Parrot as national parks set to expand

Conservationists have welcomed the purchase of two cattle stations in north west Queensland in the spectacular Channel Country. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has bought Tonkoro and part of Melrose near Winton, […]  Read more 

Night parrot
Nov 30, 2023

Win for nature, tourism as cattle station to become new Curtis Island parks

Queensland Conservation Council and National Parks Association Queensland welcome plans to protect more than 1,500 hectares of land on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone after the State Government purchased a […]  Read more 

Curtis Island
Sep 20, 2023

Indigenous joint management delivers conservation success on Cape York as region surpasses 30% protection.

Conservation groups have today welcomed the Queensland Government’s continued investment in joint management of national parks on Cape York Peninsula and highlighted the importance of the $14.8 million funding for joint management […]  Read more 

Olkola Indigenous Rangers inspect a termite mound
Jun 22, 2022

Win for nature in Queensland Budget as $300m committed to national park growth & management

The Queensland Conservation Council and the Pew Charitable Trusts today welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s $300 million investment in strengthening Queensland’s national parks.  The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Queensland Manager Andrew Picone said investments […]  Read more 

Mar 26, 2022

$38.5m for Cape York Tenure Resolution Program a welcome injection for conservation and First Nations

We welcome the announcement over the weekend by the Queensland Environment Minister that the state government will fund the continuation of the Cape York Tenure Resolution Program. On Saturday, Meaghan Scanlon committed […]  Read more 

Indigenous Ranger looks out over bluff
Feb 24, 2022

Significant land purchase in Cape York provides huge boost to conservation estate and First Nations management

We welcome the Palaszczuk Government’s purchase of Bramwell Station and Richardson Stations, equalling over 131,900 hectares – announced today as the latest acquisition under the Cape York Tenure Resolution Program.  The purchase […]  Read more 

Open woodlands
Feb 5, 2022

New national park to protect nationally important wetlands in North Queensland

We welcome the Palaszczuk Government’s acquisition of The Lakes, a 35,300 hectare property west of Townsville for a proposed national park. The pastoral station is in the Einasleigh Uplands and Gulf Plains, […]  Read more 

Nov 19, 2021

Queensland parks strategy will take 1,000 years to deliver at current rate

Queensland conservation groups today released a progress report on the growth of the state’s national parks and private reserves. The report reviews the implementation of the Queensland Government’s Protected Areas Strategy 2020-30 […]  Read more 

Paddleboarders in gorge
Sep 28, 2021

Conservationists welcome handback of World Heritage-listed national parks to Daintree traditional owners

We welcome the handback of the Daintree, Ngalba-bulal, Kalkajaka and Hope Island National Park to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Peoples as well as the commitment to dedicate Eastern Yalanjiwarra Nature Refuge. Hannah […]  Read more 

Daintree handback ceremony