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Winged wanderers migrating north through the Great Sandy area

Butterflies are booming after drought-breaking rains with large numbers of blue butterflies observed heading north within the Great Sandy Area.


The John Sinclair Memorial Lecture 2020

If you missed Dr Keto’s address, you can still catch it here

Article contributed by Peter Shooter, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation

Marine Turtle Nest Relocation, Predation and Population Survey – Sandy Cape 2019-20


K’gari (Fraser Island) CLOSED to all visitors due to COVID-19

Currently applies until 31 May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing and essential travel requirements, travel to K’gari (Fraser Island) is restricted to island community residents, resort caretakers, island businesses and those providing essential services until further notice. This is a necessary precaution to safeguard the health and safety of the local community.


Essential Services within the Great Sandy Area K’gari (Fraser Island) National Park

Unless you’ve been in outer space or 20,000 leagues under the sea, COVID-19 has affected everyone including the day to day work of all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & Partnerships (QPWS&P) personnel, from the city to the regional offices and remote areas of K’gari. As isolation measures continued around the country, the QPWS&P offices, campgrounds and day-use areas have been closed for public safety against this deadly and economically devastating virus.


A Fitting Sign of the Times

Fraser Island paramedic Phil Switzer has received a farewell gift from Fraser Island (K’gari) that he can’t take with him.


Weed Watch Alert: Peruvian Primrose

Native to South America, Peruvian primrose (Ludwigia peruviana) is a small shrub that has become a serious pest weed in wetlands around Sydney. Peruvian primrose has not yet been found in Queensland but was recently located in Northern NSW. 


Biosecurity Queensland and Sunshine Coast Regional Council target illegal weeds in backyard nurseries


Zero Chemical K’gari FCRC CEP Happy Valley

Hello from our FCRC CEP team. We continue to make progress in the ecological restoration work of our CEP sites in Happy Valley on World Heritage K’gari. 


Defying the dry and awaiting the wet

The prolonged dry spell on Fraser Island took its toll on vegetation …  but not on Guinea Grass (Megathyrsus maximus var. maximus)