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K’gari Symposium 2021 – Call for Posters

As the K’gari Symposium – Towards 2050 approaches (26 November) the organisers are seeking poster presentations from researchers, community groups and individuals who are working on projects related to K’gari. 

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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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Fraser Coast Local Law Review

Under the Local Government Act 2009, local government is authorised to make and enforce any local law “that is necessary or convenient for the good rule and local government of its area.”

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Hot off the press: Six Lessons from K’gari

Recently published in the Australian Zoologist is the paper: Best-practice in dingo management – six lessons from K’gari (Fraser Island) by Linda Behrendorff.

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FINIA is all about Helping Hands

Late last year, FINIA joined the University of Queensland’s Cane Toad Challenge (CTC).

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Early Colonisers After Fire

A small group of FIDO members visited K’gari in mid-January to see the impact of the fire.

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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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Celebrating Fifty Years of Ramsar Wetlands

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February – the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar (Iran) in 1971. 2021 marks an incredible fifty years since the signing of the convention.

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K’gari (Fraser Island) – the fire and the aftermath

On 14 October, campers in the Ngkala Rocks vicinity left an unextinguished campfire at their campsite in the North of the Island. A raging South Easter was blowing. The coals reignited, fanned by the wind, and the fire spread into the adjacent vegetation. That was the start of the calamity.

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Tailor Surveys: Protecting Sea Country

In August and September, Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers Myles Broome, Blayde Foley and Jodie Rainbow travelled to K’gari to assist Queensland Fisheries (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) with their tailor fish surveys for the season on the Eastern side of K’gari.

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