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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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Cooloola BioBlitz – Rainbow Beach May 13, 14 and 15
What is a Bioblitz? A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying aiming to record the living species within a designated area.(more…)
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).(more…)
Prevent-A-Pest: Senegalia insuavis (cha-om)
A native of India, Burma and possibly Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, cha-om was first recorded in Queensland in 2001 near Innisfail. To date, it has mainly been recorded in gardens.(more…)
Happy Valley weeds on the run, but the battle never ends!
Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) started attacking weeds at Happy Valley as far back as 2006. Peter Shooter first went there with a group of volunteers from Greening Australia in 2006, under the leadership of Andrew Sinclair. He recalls removing vast amounts of Easter cassia (Senna pendula var. glabrata) and umbrella trees (Schefflera actinophylla) around the village.(more…)
Early Colonisers After Fire
A small group of FIDO members visited K’gari in mid-January to see the impact of the fire.(more…)
Post-fire Recovery – QPWS Monitoring Program
Field assessment of the impact of the K’gari wildfire on ecological values, particularly vegetation communities, was undertaken from 31 January to 12 February by the Department of Environment and Science ecologists, local Rangers, and Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation staff.(more…)
Weedspotting is Fun!
Queensland Herbarium’s Senior Ecologist, Dr Melinda Laidlaw led the FINIA Weedspotter Workshop held at the Maryborough Town Hall in November 2020. Fourteen FINIA and community members joined Mel for her two-hour introduction to weed spotting.(more…)
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?(more…)