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Myrtle Rust, the Silent Killer

Myrtle rust’s impact on our native ecosystems has now been captured on film. This film introduces myrtle rust and its cultural, social, and ecological effects on Australia’s native environment.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of World Heritage

There is little doubt that the pathway to World Heritage for K’gari (Fraser Island) has been contentious. The colonial fight for K’gari started in 1770, when HMS Endeavour, carrying Lt James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks, scientist and sponsor for the trip, recorded the island.

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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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