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Fraser Coast Council launches K’gari Waste Management & Resource Recovery Strategy

In January 2021, Fraser Coast Regional Council were granted funding under the Australian Heritage Grants Program 2020-21 to support the development and implementation of a Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy for K’gari (Fraser Island).

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K’gari Climate Adaptation Project

The K’gari Climate Adaptation Project (CAP) is a Butchulla-led co-design with NESP Climate Systems Hub and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). The project will integrate Butchulla ecological and cultural knowledge – informed by the best available climate science and knowledge of World Heritage values.

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Returning K’gari’s Name to the Island – Consultation Starts

Queenslanders can have a say on officially renaming the iconic Fraser Island as its Indigenous name, K’gari.

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K’gari – Butchulla Land Returned to her People

The Butchulla people will be able to look after Country forever for future generations following a historic land handover ceremony held on 14 June in the K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Area.

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K’gari case study in biosecurity planning to become a national template

Although management plans for protected areas typically include actions for established weeds and vertebrate pests, preparation of a dedicated biosecurity plan is rare.

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K’gari Research Symposium – K’gari towards 2050

The K’gari Research Symposium was held on Friday, 26 November, at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast Campus.

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Cultural Burns Return to K’gari

For thousands of years, Butchulla people used fire (girra) to manage their landscape, to hunt and gather food and for farming: to make sure certain plants and animals flourished in certain places so that resources were available, convenient, and predictable.

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FINIA Re-Brands

In 2005, the Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance or FINIA was established to protect K’gari’s natural integrity, ecological assets and unique beauty through collaborative management, community education, and targeted rehabilitation work.

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Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name

On 19 September, Butchulla dancers and community representatives came together at Kingfisher Bay Resort to celebrate the renaming of Fraser Island to the K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Area.

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Two-way learning opportunity for QUT students and teachers

With thanks to the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Land and Sea Program

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ecology students (95 students participated across three trips) held their inaugural field trip to study different forest types’ cultural and ecological characteristics on K’gari in early September 2021.

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