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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.
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
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…)
The 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.
Join FIDO for a week of weeding!
Sunday 15 September to Saturday 21 September.
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.
Four 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…)
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.
The 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…)
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…)