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Weedspotting is Fun!

Queensland Herbarium’s Senior Ecologist, Dr Melinda Laidlaw led the FINIA Weedspotter Workshop held at the Maryborough Town Hall in November 2020. Fourteen FINIA and community members joined Mel for her two-hour introduction to weed spotting. 

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Celebrating Fifty Years of Ramsar Wetlands

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February – the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar (Iran) in 1971. 2021 marks an incredible fifty years since the signing of the convention.

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Can we use COVID-19 to improve ecological restoration practice?

There is always wisdom to be gained by observing and listening to Nature – even a virus epidemic.

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PEST WATCH ALERT: Yellow Crazy Ant

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is listed as one of the top 100 worst invasive species by the IUCN and the Global Invasive Species Database.

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Fraser Coast Regional Council Biosecurity Team Update

Unfortunately, the Biosecurity Team will not be on K’gari this May, due to the COVID-19 as Council’s social distance is 3 metres. Even the prescribed 1.5m distance can’t be met in a vehicle, so there is no chance of Council being able to take four vehicles over or even sending two staff with two vehicles.

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Zero Chemical K’gari FCRC Community Environment Program

Rain, frogs, flowers, butterflies and a semi-retired British Colombian species-at-risk biologist!

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Breynia (or Coffee Bush)

Breynia oblongifolia (Family: Phyllanthaceae)

This beautiful native shrub grows along the east coast of Australia and into New Guinea. It can be found in rainforest, Eucalypt woodlands and even some Acacia woodland ecosystems.

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Weed Watch Alert: Peruvian Primrose

Native to South America, Peruvian primrose (Ludwigia peruviana) is a small shrub that has become a serious pest weed in wetlands around Sydney. Peruvian primrose has not yet been found in Queensland but was recently located in Northern NSW. 

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Zero Chemical K’gari FCRC CEP Happy Valley

Hello from our FCRC CEP team. We continue to make progress in the ecological restoration work of our CEP sites in Happy Valley on World Heritage K’gari. 

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Panel Session: K’gari (Fraser Island) Community, Culture and Collaboration Conference 2019

The final session at the 8th Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference was a Q&A forum.

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