Art and Science for Protected Areas
Join us for a webinar to get updated on our protected areas campaign and find out how we are using art and science to build active support for bigger and better protected areas.
Working with community groups and volunteers we have just launched two exciting projects to help highlight why protected areas are so important and increase active support for bigger and better protected areas, our Saving Wild Homes art competition and Forest Watch citizen science protect. Join this webinar to find out more about our campaign, our activities and how you can get involved.
Queensland is behind the rest of Australia in the amount of land area protected by national parks. Well-managed national parks and private land reserves are our best chance to protect endangered wildlife, conserve nature for future generations and protect cultural values. Queensland currently has just over 8% of land in protected areas, lower than any other state or territory in Australia. Although the Qld Government has a goal of 17% we still have a long way to reach that goal.
As well as this we have identified 70,000 hectares (ha) of state forest in South East Qld that is home to a rich and important diversity of plants and animals and should be transferred to protected areas. These areas of state forests are recognised as providing irreplaceable intact native ecosystems. Although logging in SEQ is due to be banned by the end of 2024 we would like to see these areas protected now, before they are logged.