Time to stop grazing in National Parks
The Agriculture and Environment Committee recently reported on the Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The primary objective of the Bill was to reverse a number of amendments made by the previous government. Of note to NPAQ are changes to revert rolling term leases for agriculture, grazing or pastoral purposes within nature conservation areas and specified national parks back to term leases. This enables the lands to be “protected for the purpose that they were intended”.
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Girraween National Park Celebrates its 50th Birthday
Girraween National Park turned a proud half a century on the 14th February 2016. This distinctive Queensland national park, with its momentous geological formations, majestic trees and brilliant wildflowers, is not only recognised for its outstanding conservation values and landscapes, but also for the strong connection that many people, far and wide, hold dear.
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Tribute to Bill Goebel
Sadly NPAQ life member William Goebel passed away on the 2nd December 2015 at age 93.
Bill has contributed enormously towards the conservation of the protected area that is now known as Girraween National Park. This area that now incorporates the Goebel property had been his backyard since the age of nine, when his family purchased land for farming in 1931. Bill’s intimate knowledge of the local flora and fauna, along with an ability to interpret and share that knowledge, has been instrumental in convincing many a visitor or surveyor that these areas should be protected.
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Win one of 18 great prizes in the NPAQ Annual Raffle
Buy a raffle ticket to have your chance to win some great prizes in this year’s NPAQ Raffle. Tickets are just $5 each, $10 for 3, or $30 for a book of 15.
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