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Portable Toilets Mandatory for Teewah Beach

A new portable waste facility has been installed, and portable toilets are now mandatory at Teewah Beach due to human waste being inappropriately disposed of in the area’s natural environment.

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The World’s Tiniest Wattle on the World’s Largest Sand Island

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Management team staff Rachel and Megan discovered how tiny the vulnerable Tiny Wattle (Acacia baueri subsp. baueri) is while they were out in the field with visiting University of Sunshine Coast students on K’gari.

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Conserving Mur’rindum (Black-breasted button-quail) on Butchulla Country

Mur’rindum (Butchulla language), Black-breasted button-quail, Turnix Melanogaster or BBBQ is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992.

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K’gari Natural Resource and Wongari (Dingo) Management Team Win Safety Award

The Director-General’s Safety Behaviour Awards recognise and reward individuals and teams who have demonstrated commitment, leadership, and best practice in the workplace to improve the department’s health and safety culture.

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Collaborative K’gari wongari health assessments – from the inside out

K’gari wongari (dingo) are an ecologically, culturally and economically important component of the island, and as managers, we need to ensure their ongoing conservation. Part of this process includes the assessment of deceased wongari as an accessible sample of the entire population.

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Normal Life After GPS Collar for RYellow18F

She was a well-known collared wongari (dingo) in the public spotlight after a series of negative interactions on K’gari, but she, like others, prove that there is a normal life after a collar.

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A Ranger’s Tale: Adventures with the Wildlife of K’gari

Linda Behrendorff is known to many FINIA members for her extensive knowledge of K’gari and its wildlife, particularly the wongari (dingo).

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FINIA Tour of K’gari

Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) is justifiably proud of its status as an inclusive alliance of stakeholders who share an interest in that wonderful sand island off Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach (increasingly known by its Butchulla name of K’gari).

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What did we learn? The K’gari Bushfire Review

In late May, the Inspector-General Emergency Management’s review report and the government’s response to the K’gari (Fraser Island) bushfires were tabled in State Parliament. The government response states that all 38 of the report’s recommendations were supported or supported in principle.

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Training K’gari’s Future Rangers

FINIA would like to congratulate the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers Trainees for recently completing their six-month Skilling Queenslanders for Work traineeships.

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