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FINIA Annual Field Trip 2022

From May 26 to 27, FINIA members participated in their annual two-day Field Trip to K’gari.

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Post-fire Recovery Action Update

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) has wrapped up its first round of Queensland Government-funded Fire Rehabilitation projects.

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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 Fish Health

In April 2021, as part of the federal government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program, rapid on-ground ecological surveys of the distribution and abundance of priority threatened species were undertaken to determine the extent and severity of threats to habitats and populations.

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Tackling Litter and Marine Debris on K’gari

In 2021, funded through a Queensland Community Sustainability Action Grant, The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers (BLSR) commenced the Butchulla Country – Marine Debris Clean-Up Project.

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K’gari Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy

Fraser Coast Regional Council is developing a Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy for K’gari (Fraser Island), which aspires to protect and conserve the world-heritage and cultural values of the island through sustainable waste practices.

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Turtle Monitoring & Egg Relocation Training

In December, three members of the Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger (BLSR) team (Myles Broome, Blayde Foley and Jodie Rainbow) undertook training with volunteers from Sandy Cape Lighthouse Conservation Association and Aub Strydom, learning how to monitor marine turtles and relocate nests up at Sandy Cape.

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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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