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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of global wetland action

Wetland conservation and protection is in the spotlight this month as we approach 2 February 2021, which is not only World Wetlands Day, but also marks 50 years since the signing of an international agreement aimed at conserving and protecting wetlands across the globe. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention) came […]

Next-gen sensors set to revolutionise monitoring of waterways

Healthy Land and Water Strategic Science Manager Dr Grace Muriuki and Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group Project Manager (Dairy) Paul Mackay. Promising Australian research is looking into how the latest cutting-edge technology could be applied to water sensors to create a new breed of automated, low-cost water monitoring options. If successful, it could revolutionise the […]

Unexpected roadblock leads to innovative solution for lungfish

Lungfish Habitat Rehabilitation Program: Phase 1 complete Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) are a protected species, endemic to catchments in South East Queensland (SEQ) and are listed as Vulnerable, and a Matter of National Environmental Significance under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). We are now a year into an innovative Lungfish […]

Much needed koala protection project kicks off in Queensland

A novel and much needed koala conservation project has kicked off in Queensland, squarely aimed at helping address the worrying substantial decline in koala populations faced across many parts of eastern Australia. Led by the natural resource management group for South East Queensland, Healthy Land and Water, the three-year Protecting Koalas project has its sights […]

State-wide NRM research priorities released

All 12 natural resource management (NRM) groups across Queensland have come together to define the top high-level research priority areas to better guide their work. Drawing on expertise from NRM groups across the State, a Queensland-wide NRM research prospectus has now been delivered, harnessing collective wisdom across the State’s NRM groups to create a common […]

Leaders emerge in urban water management for the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef’s conservation status was recently downgraded from “significant concern” to “critical” in a concerning recent world heritage outlook report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body on nature to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.   While climate change is assigned most of the blame, several […]

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