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FIDO’s Bush Regeneration Program 2019

The Commonwealth Government has now escaped direct and any indirect support for volunteer programs on K’gari (Fraser Island).

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The Big Four meet the Eurong Weed-busters

A John Sinclair children’s story from K’gari inspired by the Lantana Attack in October 2018 (more…)

Island Impressions While Weeding

Thoughts contributed by FIDO Volunteer, Maria Miller (more…)

8th Biennial K’gari (Fraser Island) Conference

Saturday 31 August 2019

Community, Culture and Collaborations (more…)

Biocontrol of Lantana on K’gari

At least 15 years ago, we became aware of the failure of lantana to recolonise areas at Eurong where we had removed it.  We then started to observe the thinning out of the lantana in the bush.  (more…)

Biological controls are working

Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of injurious agencies finding their way to or threatening the natural integrity of K’gari (Fraser Island).  Recent records include myrtle rust and feral fauna including foxes and pigs as well as new weeds and the jamella leaf-hopper.  Fortunately, some of these and other adverse impacts are being in part countered by biological controls. (more…)

A plant out of place – the Beach Almond

A weed, they say, is a plant out of place.  Well, the Beach almond (Terminalia catappa) a.k.a. Indian almond or Tropical almond is out of place on Fraser Island.  (more…)

The appearance of Beach Spinifex on K’gari

Most people accept that Beach Spinifex (Spinifex longifolius) is natural to K’gari.  I don’t.  I can recall seeing it for the first time in the early 1970s.  The appearance of the roly-poly seed dancing along the beach swept along by wind when I first saw it was unforgettable. (more…)

Happy Valley Weeding Trip

Held between the 5 and 11 August 2018, none Fraser Island Defender Organisation (FIDO) volunteers worked a minimum of four hours per person per day, contributing a total in excess of 180 hours. (more…)

Eurong Bush Regeneration

Between 21 to 27 October 2018, the group of 10 Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) volunteers contributed 239.5 volunteer hours of work in the Eurong precinct (more…)