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What did we learn? The K’gari Bushfire Review

In late May, the Inspector-General Emergency Management’s review report and the government’s response to the K’gari (Fraser Island) bushfires were tabled in State Parliament. The government response states that all 38 of the report’s recommendations were supported or supported in principle.

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Training K’gari’s Future Rangers

FINIA would like to congratulate the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation’s Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers Trainees for recently completing their six-month Skilling Queenslanders for Work traineeships.

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Prevent-A-Pest: Senegalia insuavis (cha-om)

A native of India, Burma and possibly Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, cha-om was first recorded in Queensland in 2001 near Innisfail. To date, it has mainly been recorded in gardens.

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Hot off the press: Six Lessons from K’gari

Recently published in the Australian Zoologist is the paper: Best-practice in dingo management – six lessons from K’gari (Fraser Island) by Linda Behrendorff.

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FINIA is all about Helping Hands

Late last year, FINIA joined the University of Queensland’s Cane Toad Challenge (CTC).

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Happy Valley weeds on the run, but the battle never ends!

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) started attacking weeds at Happy Valley as far back as 2006. Peter Shooter first went there with a group of volunteers from Greening Australia in 2006, under the leadership of Andrew Sinclair. He recalls removing vast amounts of Easter cassia (Senna pendula var. glabrata) and umbrella trees (Schefflera actinophylla) around the village.

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Butchulla Rangers and Trainees Helping K’gari Grow

FIDO’s February Bush Regeneration trip had a particular focus, hosting four Butchulla Conservation and Land management trainees, Jymara Burns, Sharneeka Doyle, Chase Chapman, Dakota Broome and their Supervisor Bob Broome.

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Happy Valley Community Planning Day

The Bushfire Event of 7 December 2020 demonstrated how a resilient community working together with a well-conceived plan could achieve outcomes against all odds.

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K’gari Great Walk Clearing the Way

The K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk hails as one of Australia’s most iconic walks and a must-do for any avid hiker’s bucket list. 

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Early Colonisers After Fire

A small group of FIDO members visited K’gari in mid-January to see the impact of the fire.

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