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Celebrating K’gari through pictures!

IMG_8949As part of Fraser Island (K’gari’s) World Heritage 25th Anniversary celebrations the Queensland Government ran a photo competition called ‘Snap Up Paradise.’  The competition resulted in over 300 incredible entries, some of which have been reproduced in a limited edition calendar for 2019, as well as being featured in the latest issue of the Wildlife Australia magazine – Australia’s leading wildlife magazine since 1963.

Wildlife Australia is not only informative, entertaining and visually stunning, it is also on a mission to protect wildlife, influence choices and engage communities. Your subscription helps: all proceeds fund the crucial conservation work of Wildlife Queensland.WAM-cover-pic-for-web-3-600x600

Wildlife Australia is running a special offer for all subscriptions purchased before 31 January, you will get a free copy of this incredible calendar for yourself (or a friend if it’s a gift).

Subscriptions for the year are only $47 (including postage and GST) in Australia or $70 worldwide.  So this is a great opportunity for you to share your love of K’gari worldwide with a gift that will last an entire year.

To subscribe, please click here.

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K’gari (Fraser Island) Royal Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited K’gari on 22 October 2018 to formally unveil a plaque dedicating the forests of K’gari to the Queens Commonwealth Canopy.  (more…)

Sniffing out foxes on K’gari

QPWS has recently utilised the latest weapon in pest animal species management – sniffing out pest animal species that have the potential to severely impact island ecosystems like Fraser Island (K’gari).  Foxes are the most recent pest species to have been ‘captured’ on trail cameras installed on K’gari.  Foxes can compete with the island’s top native predator, the dingo, for food resources and have the potential to decimate the island’s threatened species such as ground parrot, marine turtle hatchlings, waders and small mammal species.  (more…)

Pest Profile: Indian or Common Myna

Another call to action on newly established Indian mynas, with the added request that people formally report any sightings. (more…)

A Clash of Cultures Kills K’gari Icon

K’gari is inscribed on the World Heritage list for three outstanding values.  One of these is its outstanding natural beauty.  However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and on K’gari there are two incompatible views of beauty when it comes to viewing the vegetation.  Where many find beauty in the bush, some see the natural ecosystems as untidy and messy.  Opposite views are even more pronounced in the urban areas where the rose garden mentality is in direct competition with the natural values that brought about K’gari’s World Heritage listing. (more…)

Pandanus Leaf Stripping – a Caring for Country Project

Queensland Parks and Wildlife recently engaged the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a leaf-stripping project on K’gari (Fraser Island). Teams of three Butchulla community rangers, with the assistance of a Bunya Ranger, travelled to K’gari and received training in the identification of Jamella leafhopper, leafhopper egg rafts and leaf stripping methods.  (more…)

The future of waste on K’gari

Since the last FINIA meeting, the Fraser Coast Regional Council has been dealing with submissions on the Future of Fraser Island Waste.  FINIA and FIDO both made submissions with long-term resident, David Anderson representing FINIA at the Council’s Fraser Coast Future Waste Forums held on K’gari.  (more…)

The Great Easter Cassia Blitz of 2018!

The idea of a Blitz near Happy Valley while the Easter Cassia (Senna pendula var. glabrata) was flowering might have been my idea. However, the credit for the success of the Cassia Blitz goes to FIDO’s John Sinclair and Peter Shooter who organised the week-long event and to BMRG (Burnett Mary Regional Group) who funded it. (more…)

Draft Great Sandy Management Plan

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) developed the Values-Based Management Framework (VBMF), an adaptive management process, to manage the state’s diverse protected area estate. (more…)

Fraser Island -K’gari Symposium: Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Understanding

 

The Fraser-K’gari Island symposium is being held at the Hervey Bay campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast on the 7-8 June 2018. (more…)