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  • Take Action On Landclearing

    Every second in Queensland, a tree is bulldozed and a native animal dies as a consequence of land clearing. This has to stop. But we need your help to make this happen.

  • Water Dragon chilling out in Springbrook

    Water Dragons are common in riparian habits across South-East Queensland. Often spotted in inner-city suburbs they have remained resilient through the modification of their natural habitat.

  • Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) on Fraser Island.

    Lake McKenzie covers over 150 hectares and sits about 100 metres above sea level. Due to the white silica that makes up its sandy shores the water is so pure it is unsuitable for many species.

  • Humpback whales off the coast of Hervey Bay.

    Humpbacks became protected globally in 1965 following a dramatic decline in populations due to whaling. Numbers have slowly begun recovering but we need to protect coastal waters to ensure their future.

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PROTECT | CONSERVE | SUSTAIN

As the states peak non-government environment group since 1969 we coordinate within the conservation sector in Queensland to be a voice for the environment. Our mission is to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland’s unique natural environment, making sure that our wildlife, rivers and landscapes continue to thrive for future generations.

Queensland Conservation Council
9/10 Thomas street, West End, QLD 4101
(07) 3846 7833

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    Environmental bonds no substitute for stronger land clearing laws

    MEDIA RELEASE:  November 13, 2017 Environmental bonds no substitute for stronger land clearing laws Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has poured cold water on today’s announcement of a proposed small program of ‘environmental benefits bonds’ by Liberal National Party. 
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    Labor renews cleaner energy commitment as it seeks power

    MEDIA RELEASE:  November 12, 2017 Labor renews cleaner energy commitment as it seeks power Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has welcomed Labor’s renewed commitment to a cleaner energy future for Queensland, saying today’s announcement by Premier Palaszczuk and Energy Minister Mark Bailey consolidates the government’s pathway to 50% renewable energy by 2030, and offers new opportunities to build on that.
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    LNP tree policy does not add up

    MEDIA RELEASE:  November 12, 2017 LNP tree policy does not add up, new ad highlights land clearing reality Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has expressed incredulity at the Liberal National Party’s latest policy release, which talks about planting 3 million trees over several years while its land clearing policy allows ten times this number of trees to be destroyed each year.
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    Coming clean on energy, costs and renewable power

    MEDIA RELEASE  November 5, 2017:   Coming clean on energy, costs and renewable power   Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has expressed concern about LNP Leader Tim Nicholls’ announcement today that he will scrap Queensland’s 50% renewable energy target.  Instead, the LNP will continue to back a new coal power station in North Queensland, because they claim it will be cheaper.
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    Labor lands a clear way forward to protecting wildlife and habitats

    MEDIA RELEASE:  November 4, 2017:  Labor lands a clear way forward to protecting wildlife and habitats    Peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council has strongly welcomed the announcement by the Premier, Deputy Premier and Environment Minister that Labor is committed to strengthening Queensland’s land clearing laws.
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    Peak conservation body releases priority policies for the 2017 Queensland election

    MEDIA RELEASE:November 2, 2017: Peak conservation body releases priority policies for the 2017 Queensland election With the Queensland State Election several days into the campaign, peak environment body the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has written to the main political parties in the state, laying out the key conservation policy priorities for the election and seeking responses and commitments.
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    Queensland Election 2017: Protecting Queensland’s future should come naturally

    2017 Queensland State Election MEDIA RELEASE October 29, 2017: Protecting Queensland’s future should come naturally With the Queensland State Election officially starting, peak environment group the Queensland Conservation Council is reminding the state’s political parties that Queensland’s natural values and special places need to be front and centre of policy commitments
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    Species are threatened by major projects, not the other way around

    MEDIA RELEASE for October 23, 2017:  Species are threatened by major projects, not the other way around Peak environment group Queensland Conservation Council has responded to an extraordinary new report and media statement from the right-wing Institute of Public Affairs, which claims we should reduce our lists of threatened species, and undertake other radical steps around environmental laws.
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    550,000 soccer pitch area cleared in one year in Queensland

    New government report shows an area the size of 550,000 soccer pitches was cleared in just one year in Queensland. Every second in Queensland, a tree is bulldozed and a native animal dies as a consequence.  This has to stop!
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    New dramatic escalation in tree clearing in Queensland shows why stronger laws must be passed

    Media Release October 5, 2017: New dramatic escalation in tree clearing in Queensland shows why stronger laws must be passed New data shows disastrous increase in deforestation / tree clearing rates, resulting in millions of native animals including our iconic koala being killed and injured Newman LNP Government’s gutting of tree laws 4 years ago a critical factor Campaign for stronger laws against tree clearing to be feature of the state election
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