Home » Fraser Island Defenders Organisation

Category Archives: Fraser Island Defenders Organisation

Facing a Biodiversity Crisis

We are facing a biodiversity crisis. Since 1788, Australia has lost 30 mammal species and 29 bird species we had known and identified.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

One Year’s Weed, Seven Years of Seed

That old adage about one year’s seeds, seven years of weeds? Does that mean the seven years of weeds promised or threatened by that adage are multiplied by each year of seeds?

(more…)

Aiding Bushfire Recovery on K’gari

On the morning of 2 June 2022, a team of volunteers recruited by the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) converged on Eurong to participate in the K’gari Coastal Foreshore Rehabilitation and Pandanus Project.

(more…)

FINIA Annual Field Trip 2022

From May 26 to 27, FINIA members participated in their annual two-day Field Trip to K’gari.

(more…)

Post-fire Recovery Action Update

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) has wrapped up its first round of Queensland Government-funded Fire Rehabilitation projects.

(more…)

K’gari Seed Collection – A Volunteer’s Perspective

This April, I and several other Conservation and Land Management students from TAFE Queensland were given the opportunity to take part in a seed collection project for the purpose of bush regeneration after the 2020 fires on the island.

(more…)

Post-fire Recovery Action Plan: Foredune Rehabilitation

Earlier this year, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) asked FINIA and FIDO to help implement the IGEM K’gari Ecological Assessment Monitoring and Research Report’s recommendations.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Volunteering with FIDO at Eurong

FIDO has been organising volunteer weed control trips to Eurong for many years. Led by Su Dawson, the following summarises the most recent trip with volunteers Ross Webster, Mike and Mars Oram.

(more…)