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Celebrating World Turtle Day in South East Queensland

Photo credit: Diane Oxenford   In celebration of World Turtle Day on May 23, we would like to draw your attention to a sand dune stabilisation project underway at Bribie Island’s Woorim Beach. Healthy Land and Water is supporting the Bribie Island Environment Protection Association (BIEPA) and the Barung Landcare Skilling Queenslanders for Work team […]

Lungfish Habitat Rehabilitation Program

Seqwater, Healthy Land and Water, and Griffith University have teamed up to give the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) a helping hand by restoring their critical breeding habitats in the Brisbane River. The innovative program aims to re-establish the macrophytes – the submerged aquatic plants – that were damaged in significant floods and are vital for […]

Fire and Biodiversity Consortium to expand reach across Queensland

The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) has expanded its program reach to cover the whole of Queensland. Through the strategic planning process, supported by the partners of SEQFBC and, Healthy Land and Water, the decision was made to change the name of SEQFBC to Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (QFBC).  This statewide […]

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

Photo credit: Todd Burrows   World Migratory Bird Day is about promoting the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, which they rely on for food, shelter, and nesting. The day aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to protect them. This […]

Healthy Land and Water joins call for $4 billion investment in jobs-rich conservation and land management programs

Healthy Land and Water has joined with more than 70 natural resource management, farming and conservation organisations to propose a combined federal and state $4billion economic stimulus package for the land management and conservation sector. In an open letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers, a proposal was outlined which would provide jobs for 24,000 […]

New bioretention trial street tree planted in Pelican Waters

The environment of street trees in urban areas can be harsh as large amounts of impervious surfaces, like footpaths and roads, prevent water from reaching trees and hard structures obstruct roots and prevent trees from growing. At the same time, increasing urbanisation has resulted in more surface water in cities, which can result in increased […]

Virtual Easter long weekend holiday

As we know, this weekend is the Easter long weekend and although we can’t go on our usual holidays, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Enjoy this virtual holiday of South East Queensland. Perhaps it will inspire Easter long weekend getaway in years to come after the social distancing measures have eased.     Springbrook […]

Brisbane Wild Macadamia Hunt delivers exciting results

Healthy Land and Water’s Citizen Science project, the Wild Macadamia Hunt has revealed some very exciting results for Brisbane. Dr Catherine Nock from Southern Cross University recently analysed leaf samples collected from Brisbane as part of the Wild Macadamia Hunt and compared the results to those from more than 500 wild and planted macadamias trees […]

SEQ Bushfire Mapping and Assessments, Summer 2019

Crows Nest Fire Scar   A number of bushfires were mapped during and post the South East Queensland bushfires season. During September to December 2019, more than 10 bushfires affected some of the region’s most valued forests and natural areas. Rapid ecological and landscape assessment were undertaken to evaluate natural assets and the built environment potentially […]

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