News & Updates

Jun 26, 2024

Pew welcomes government review of Queensland forests, calls for more protection.

BRISBANE – The Pew Charitable Trusts welcomed the Queensland government’s announcement today that they will undertake a comprehensive statewide assessment of biodiversity values across the state’s unique forests, woodlands, and savannahs over […]  Read more 

Jun 14, 2024

New national parks welcomed as logging winds up in south east Queensland

Environment Minister Leanne Linard began the process to transition some 12,000 hectares of state forest to national or conservation park in parliament on Friday (June 14). Areas that will soon be protected […]  Read more 

May 1, 2024

Endangered Glider spotted at Deongwar as calls for conservation grow

Momentum to permanently conserve Deongwar is growing after locals gathered for a weekend of citizen science, documenting unique animals like the greater glider that call the state forest home. More than 40 […]  Read more 

Apr 22, 2024

Mapping your stories

Did you know 77% of people want to see the creation of more national parks in Queensland? Just like you the majority of Queenslanders love national parks and other protected areas for […]  Read more 

Feb 12, 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 […]  Read more 

A man balancing on a fallen tree in the forest
Oct 16, 2023

New protected areas on track as SEQ logging starts to wind up

We welcome the news that 2,548 hectares of former State Forest, including Ferny Forest on the Sunshine Coast, will be permanently protected from logging, grazing and mining. A motion to start the […]  Read more 

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 

May 30, 2022

May brings some good news for nature!

May saw some good news headlines for nature in Queensland – from the Palaszczuk Government expanding Tewantin National Park to providing funding for Traditional Owners to care for Country. More than 2,400 […]  Read more 

Couple walking to beach in Noosa
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