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FINIA Annual Field Trip 2022

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

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K’gari Climate Adaptation Project

The K’gari Climate Adaptation Project (CAP) is a Butchulla-led co-design with NESP Climate Systems Hub and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). The project will integrate Butchulla ecological and cultural knowledge – informed by the best available climate science and knowledge of World Heritage values.

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K’gari Research Symposium – K’gari towards 2050

The K’gari Research Symposium was held on Friday, 26 November, at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast Campus.

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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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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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The timing and cause of formation of dunes in the Cooloola Sand Mass

The Cooloola Sand Mass is a large coastal dune field located between Noosa and Tin Can Bay.

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Building Skills, Building Knowledge

When the Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger team expressed an interest in learning more about the water quality of K’gari’s streams and lakes, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) had no hesitation in offering their assistance.

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Help needed: Stinking Passion Flower

Dr Bruce Webber is seeking some assistance with a weed project that the CSIRO is running on stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida).  The research program is looking to improve control options for stinking passionflower with the view to developing a biological control solution. 

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FINIA Profile: Jade Gould, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation

Galangoor Djali (good day)

My name is Jade Gould; I have been newly elected to the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Board of Directors.

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Getting Together on K’gari

FINIA was founded on K’gari in 2005 and meeting on the island at least once a year has become an important part of the group’s calendar.  Aside from the opportunity to spend some time looking at the issues and progress on-ground, it also provides an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the island, share knowledge, meet new partners and discuss approaches as we face emerging challenges – like myrtle rust and visitor management.  The 2019 trip, held on 7-8 May, was no exception. 

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