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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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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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Butchulla Junior Rangers Program

The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers (BLSR) with assistance from Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) staff, have kicked off their highly popular 2020 Junior Ranger Program at Urangan Point State School.

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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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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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