News & Updates

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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