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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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Frog Team Surveys K’gari

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC), QPWS, Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation staff, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG), and students from the University of the Sunshine Coast braved the mozzies and undertook frog surveys across K’gari as part of the post-fire K’gari Ecological Action Plan.

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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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FINIA and FIDO to assist in Post-fire Recovery Action Plan

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have asked FINIA and FIDO to help implement the IGEM K’gari Ecological Assessment Monitoring and Research Report’s recommendations.

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Post-fire Vegetation Survey of K’gari

A post-fire vegetation recovery survey of K’gari Great Sandy National Park was conducted in April 2021, and the condition of the vegetation compared to benchmark values using the BioCondition tool.

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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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K’gari Symposium 2021 – Call for Posters

As the K’gari Symposium – Towards 2050 approaches (26 November) the organisers are seeking poster presentations from researchers, community groups and individuals who are working on projects related to K’gari. 

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Cooloola BioBlitz – Rainbow Beach May 13, 14 and 15

What is a Bioblitz? A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying aiming to record the living species within a designated area.

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Post-fire Recovery – QPWS Monitoring Program

Field assessment of the impact of the K’gari wildfire on ecological values, particularly vegetation communities, was undertaken from 31 January to 12 February by the Department of Environment and Science ecologists, local Rangers, and Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation staff.

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