Find a Frog in February!

  Join the army of Frog Finders in February this year! In February, citizen scientists from the community (which could include you!) are encouraged to get out and collect information on the location of frogs, the habitats they use, and their abundance. 2023 marks the seventh year of the Find a Frog in February (FFS) […]

More trees, healthier heart!

  A walk in the park a day, keeps the doctor away! A recent study from UNSW shows that more trees and urban green spaces reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.   We all know green spaces can make us feel calmer, more connected to nature and less lonely. They are important community gathering places […]

Round two Queensland Agritourism Grant recipients announced

  Congratulations to the 12 primary producers from around Queensland for securing parts of the Queensland Agritourism Grants Program. Special congratulations to Canefields Distillery and Country Living Workshops by Mustard Seed Services, the South East Queensland representatives in the lineup. Now more than ever, Queenslanders and out-of-state visitors alike are slowing down and connecting to […]

Queensland’s animal welfare laws strengthened

  If you own or work with animals, changes to Queensland’s Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 may affect you. The amendments are designed to ensure the furry members of our community are taken care of, and our animal welfare standards and penalties meet modern practices and community expectations. We’ve summarised a few of the […]

Climate-induced loss and damage are the greatest threat to young people and future generations

  The Australian Government has been called on by an Australian charity to commit to loss and damage financing to help address the irreversible and life-changing impacts of climate change for future generations that cannot be avoided through mitigation or adaptation. Plan International Australia, an organisation focussed on children’s rights and the equality of girls […]

Are you prepared in case of disaster?

  Are you prepared in case of natural disaster? The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has created a number of online resources aimed at helping business to better prepare for natural disasters so they can continue operating and to recover quickly when disaster strikes.  The resources are particularly useful for people looking to better protect […]

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