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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.

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K’gari World Heritage Discovery Centre Opens

The K’gari World Heritage Area Discovery Centre at Kingfisher Bay Resort is now open! The Centre aims to provide a dynamic, non-commercial learning experience that engages adults and children visiting the island.

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Feature Pest: Mossman River Grass

Mossman river grass or Mossman burr (Cenchrus echinatusis) is an invasive plant native to Central America and southern North America. It prefers sandy soils including at the beach, footpaths, roadsides, lawns, parks and disturbed areas – so K’gari provides some perfect habitat.

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Butchulla Rangers and Trainees go Totally Wild for K’gari

In late October, Network Ten’s popular children’s show, Totally Wild, filmed with the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers.  

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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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Community Views to Help Inform Bushfire Review

The views and experiences of community members, businesses and tourist operators are being sought as part of a review underway into recent bushfire events on K’gari (Fraser Island).

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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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K’gari Research Archive

The K’gari Research Archive is “housed” at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs Campus. The Archive is the most significant collection of historical documents, data, research reports, oral histories and photographs related to K’gari.

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K’gari Biosecurity Officer Appointed

Environmental Biosecurity is rapidly emerging as an important field as Australia starts to count not only the economic impacts of weeds to agriculture but also our natural environment – particularly high-value conservation areas like our World Heritage sites. 

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K’gari to Become a Beacon of Best Practice in Environmental Biosecurity

Much of the effort of K’gari custodians and managers is dedicated to controlling the damage of invasive species that have established in the past, including myrtle rust, foxes, cats, and bitou bush.

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