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Sand, Sea and Sun a Success!

On 12 August, more than 100 delegates attended the 6th Biennial Fraser Island Conference at the University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs. It was the best attended Fraser Island (K’Gari) Conference yet, and with the weather for the Conference being most pleasant, as was the venue and the catering, it was also judged to have been the best Fraser Island Conference so far.

For the Conference FIDO commissioned three banners that helped set the stage quite literally.

For the Conference FIDO commissioned three banners that helped set the stage quite literally.

The Conference provided a wealth of information about the world’s greatest sand island and what is being discovered to help it to be better appreciated and better understood. As the speakers made clear, the island is much more than sand; it is affected by and affects the marine environment surrounding it. A summary of the Conference, including details of all speakers, can be found on the FINIA blog.

The 7th Biennial Fraser Island Conference is also already in the works, with the theme ‘Time, Tide and Tourism’. The plan is to hold the Conference to coincide with the Brisbane Exhibition holiday on Wednesday 16 August 2017; however, more information will be made available closer to the date.

John Sinclair, AO

Diary from the FIDO Bush Regeneration & Monitoring Trip 15-21 Sept 2013

Thinking about getting involved on Fraser Island, then why not join one of our organised trips with either FIDO or CVA?  To get a feel of what you might experience during a week long volunteer trip check out John Sinclair’s Diary from his recent trip to Fraser Island. (more…)

Fraser Island excites international interest

Fraser IslandThe latest news on Fraser Island research will be discussed at a Conference in Brisbane on 8th August to help advance the island’s case for its wider use as a natural laboratory and bring with them a global perspective.

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Book your place now for September’s Fraser Island Bush Regeneration Trip!

Our journey to Fraser Island took us via Mary River Heads to Wangoolba Creek

Join FIDO for a week of weeding! 
Sunday 15 September to Saturday 21 September.
Cost $200

Click Here to see a gallery from a recent FIDO Bush Regeneration trip.

This project is coordinated by Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO).  It is run on a not for profit basis. All tools, accommodation, food, transport (to and from Brisbane or Sunshine Coast in 4WD vehicle) and island tours are provided.

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4WD Clean-Up Fraser Island

4WD Clean up imageFour Wheel Drive Queensland held their annual Fraser Island Clean-up event on Sunday 2nd June, picking up marine debris along the length of the eastern beach between Dilli Village and Orchid Beach.  This year marked the twelfth event held on Fraser Island, thanks to the hard work and organisation of Four Wheel Drive Queensland with the support of QPWS. (more…)

FINIA Online

Facebook imageJune marked a major milestone for the Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance with the launch of both the FINIA website and our facebook page. “Like” our facebook page to keep our community growing!

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2014 Conservation Calendar Competition

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CVA are very excited to be kicking off a brand new photo competition this month.  Over the next month we will be asking you to get out around Australia and take photos that celebrate and represent “Conservation in Australia”, to be in the running.

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Join the search for Australia’s finest feral photos!

feralphotosThe Invasive Animals CRC (IA CRC) are once again searching for your photographs of pest or ‘feral’ animals. They are looking for photos showing pest animals living in the wild, the damage caused by pest animals, and also photos that demonstrate the various methods that are available for pest monitoring and humane control.  (more…)

12th Queensland Weed Symposium

Fraser Island Conference — “A Natural Laboratory”

The fifth Biennial Fraser Island Conference will be held in the Mt Coot-tha Auditorium in Brisbane on Thursday, 8th August. 

The Conference being organized by FIDO with the support of both FINIA and the Fraser Island World Heritage Scientific Advisory Committee is featuring the theme “A Natural Laboratory” which underlines two aspects of the purposes in having these ongoing conferences.  (more…)