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Threatened Species Feature: Water Mouse

The vulnerable water mouse (Xeromys myoides) is a small mammal about twice the size of a house mouse.

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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 Fish Health

In April 2021, as part of the federal government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program, rapid on-ground ecological surveys of the distribution and abundance of priority threatened species were undertaken to determine the extent and severity of threats to habitats and populations.

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Orchid Beach Wongari (Dingo) Deterrent Fence

In response to recent high-risk dingo activity in Orchid Beach, an additional dingo-deterrent fence spanning nearly six kilometres will be constructed around the township.

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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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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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K’gari Natural Resource and Wongari (Dingo) Management Team Win Safety Award

The Director-General’s Safety Behaviour Awards recognise and reward individuals and teams who have demonstrated commitment, leadership, and best practice in the workplace to improve the department’s health and safety culture.

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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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Normal Life After GPS Collar for RYellow18F

She was a well-known collared wongari (dingo) in the public spotlight after a series of negative interactions on K’gari, but she, like others, prove that there is a normal life after a collar.

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Cultural Burns Return to K’gari

For thousands of years, Butchulla people used fire (girra) to manage their landscape, to hunt and gather food and for farming: to make sure certain plants and animals flourished in certain places so that resources were available, convenient, and predictable.

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