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Keeping K’gari’s Dingoes (Wongari) People-Safe!

Dingoes are one of the many icons of K’gari-Fraser Island – and one that attracts a fair amount of debate and interest. So, what are the facts about the island’s dingoes?

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November 2020: Parks Update

‘Galangoor djali’, G’ day, and welcome back. The island has certainly eased its way out of hibernation, welcoming the return of visitors back to K’gari.

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Genetic Health and Status of K’gari Wongari (Fraser Island Dingoes)

The conservation and management of K’gari wongari are of great interest to the broader community.

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Detecting Vulnerable Ground Parrots After Wildfires

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & Partnerships (QPWS&P) Natural Resource Management Rangers, and Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Community Ranger Bobbie, recently redeployed acoustic sound recorders into the burnt and unburnt country on western K’gari, to detect the presence (or absence) of the vulnerable eastern ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus).

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New Wongari Safety Sticks for Island Walkers

Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of K’gari, slowly taking in the sights and sounds of the beaches, woodlands and rainforests.

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Notes from Sandy Cape Lighthouse

When you are a volunteer caretaker at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, your notebook tends to look a little different to a regular diary of appointments and reminders.   

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In it for the long term – the Sandy Cape Lighthouse Weeding Program

Lighthouse keepers manned Sandy Cape Lighthouse between 1870 and 1997. Like many lighthouses in remote locations, supplies came in, but nothing left the site, with rubbish dumped ‘over the hill.’  With only tank water, hardy plants were introduced by keepers. Many of these survived and escaped, spreading out over 1Km radius.

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Great Sandy Strait Shorebird Survey

The first surveys of the Great Sandy Strait (GSS) region were completed by Peter Driscoll and published in Driscoll, P.V. (1993).  QWSG has continued extensive surveys of the region since February 1995, and in total (including those completed by Peter), 18 surveys have been undertaken.

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Winged wanderers migrating north through the Great Sandy area

Butterflies are booming after drought-breaking rains with large numbers of blue butterflies observed heading north within the Great Sandy Area.

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Marine Turtle Nest Relocation, Predation and Population Survey – Sandy Cape 2019-20

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