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Have you got what it takes to be a Weed Spotter?

The cost of weeds to Australian agriculture now exceeds $4 billion per year. No estimate has been made of the cost of weeds to the environment, but environmental biosecurity is a rapidly developing area.  Prevention and early intervention are the most cost-effective means of dealing with potential, new and emerging weeds in Queensland.

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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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Coral Monitoring in the Great Sandy Strait

The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers recently joined the Gidarjil Land and Sea Rangers and the University of the Sunshine Coast out on the water to conduct in-shore coral reef surveys on Butchulla Country.

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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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The timing and cause of formation of dunes in the Cooloola Sand Mass

The Cooloola Sand Mass is a large coastal dune field located between Noosa and Tin Can Bay.

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The Dude with the White Gloves

It will always be known in our family as “the little dude with the white gloves”.  However, that description is unlikely to satisfy the entomologists among us.

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Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Management Advisory Group

The Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Management Advisory Group (RMAG) aims to acknowledge the GSS as an outstanding example of a sand passage estuary in a relatively undisturbed state and implement actions to monitor, mitigate and prevent both current and emerging threats to its ecological character.

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PEST WATCH ALERT: Yellow Crazy Ant

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is listed as one of the top 100 worst invasive species by the IUCN and the Global Invasive Species Database.

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Fraser Coast Regional Council Biosecurity Team Update

Unfortunately, the Biosecurity Team will not be on K’gari this May, due to the COVID-19 as Council’s social distance is 3 metres. Even the prescribed 1.5m distance can’t be met in a vehicle, so there is no chance of Council being able to take four vehicles over or even sending two staff with two vehicles.

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