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Give yourself a Pest Workout: Brazilian Cherry

The Brazillian Cherry (Eugenia uniflora), an environmental weed, is a medium height shrub native to South America, (more…)

Biocontrol of Lantana on K’gari

At least 15 years ago, we became aware of the failure of lantana to recolonise areas at Eurong where we had removed it.  We then started to observe the thinning out of the lantana in the bush.  (more…)

An Adventure of the Vocal Quartet

A children’s story from Fraser Island (K’gari)

By John Sinclair
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Biological controls are working

Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of injurious agencies finding their way to or threatening the natural integrity of K’gari (Fraser Island).  Recent records include myrtle rust and feral fauna including foxes and pigs as well as new weeds and the jamella leaf-hopper.  Fortunately, some of these and other adverse impacts are being in part countered by biological controls. (more…)

A plant out of place – the Beach Almond

A weed, they say, is a plant out of place.  Well, the Beach almond (Terminalia catappa) a.k.a. Indian almond or Tropical almond is out of place on Fraser Island.  (more…)

Addressing pests on the Fraser Coast

A pest is any animal or plant that has an adverse economic, environmental or social impact on a particular place. 

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The appearance of Beach Spinifex on K’gari

Most people accept that Beach Spinifex (Spinifex longifolius) is natural to K’gari.  I don’t.  I can recall seeing it for the first time in the early 1970s.  The appearance of the roly-poly seed dancing along the beach swept along by wind when I first saw it was unforgettable. (more…)

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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Zero Chemical Weed Management Project

Over the last two working bees, Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Environment Program volunteers and staff have contributed a total of 199 hours of work in Happy Valley.  (more…)

Happy Valley Weeding Trip

Held between the 5 and 11 August 2018, none Fraser Island Defender Organisation (FIDO) volunteers worked a minimum of four hours per person per day, contributing a total in excess of 180 hours. (more…)