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Orchid Beach Shaves for a Cure

In late 2020, Waddy Point Ranger Jeremy Thompson joined Leukemia’s World’s Greatest Shave identifying March 4 2022, as his shave date.

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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.

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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.

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Frog Team Surveys K’gari

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC), QPWS, Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation staff, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG), and students from the University of the Sunshine Coast braved the mozzies and undertook frog surveys across K’gari as part of the post-fire K’gari Ecological Action Plan.

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K’gari Cleans Up After the Flood

In March, over 40 cubic metres of flood debris washed up on K’gari (Fraser Island) beaches as a result of flooding from northern NSW and South East Queensland.

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Vale Marion Anderson

In January, FINIA lost a long-term member and supporter, Marion Anderson. She died too young, aged 70, after a fierce battle with cancer.

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Turtle Monitoring & Egg Relocation Training

In December, three members of the Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger (BLSR) team (Myles Broome, Blayde Foley and Jodie Rainbow) undertook training with volunteers from Sandy Cape Lighthouse Conservation Association and Aub Strydom, learning how to monitor marine turtles and relocate nests up at Sandy Cape.

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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.

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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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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.

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