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    2022

    September

    14 Sep 2022

    Commercial fisher fined

    Media materials relating to a commercial fisher who has been fined $12,500 after being found guilty of wilfully entering or using a marine park for a prohibited purpose.

    12 Sep 2022

    Three-metre crocodile removed from Althaus Creek landing, Saunders Beach

    A 3.2 metre estuarine crocodile that was approaching fishers and boats at Saunders Beach, north of Townsville, has been removed by wildlife officers from the Department of Environment and Science (DES).

    11 Sep 2022

    Queensland’s bilby boom result of positive partnership projects

    Media materials from the most recent bilby population survey.

    August

    30 Aug 2022

    North West Island mice infestation eradicated

    Media materials relating to mice infestation eradication program on North West Island.

    9 Aug 2022

    Wongari videos show correct avoidance technique

    Two videos of an interaction between a dominance-testing wongari (dingo) and tourists on K’gari (Fraser Island) have shown the correct way people should react to prevent an escalation in behaviour.

    July

    28 Jul 2022

    Westray's grave site vandalism

    A 10-kilogram staghorn fern and birds nest ferns have been used to conceal environmental vandalism at Westray's grave site in Lamington National Park.

    15 Jul 2022

    Fish frames form a dangerous feed at boat ramps

    Fishers who don’t dispose of fish frames or bait properly and discard them around boat ramps are putting people at risk by leaving a free feed for crocodiles.

    June

    28 Jun 2022

    Seized macropods rehomed at zoo

    Two macropods that were being kept illegally by an unlicensed wildlife carer have been given a new home at a Rockhampton zoo following an investigation by wildlife officers.

    9 Jun 2022

    Fine issued for rubbish dumped at Tewantin

    Media materials related to a person who allegedly dumped a large amount of household waste in the Tewantin National Park has been issued with a $2,205 fine.

    3 Jun 2022

    Buyer beware birds of a feather

    Media materials related to the surrender of illegal trade of wildlife.

    May

    23 May 2022

    Cat on K’gari means trouble for owner

    Media materials relating to a cat on K'gari.

    23 May 2022

    World Turtle Day – check the permits are fine or pay a fine

    Media materials relating to World Turtle Day and checking that permits are fine or pay a fine.

    April

    22 Apr 2022

    Feisty two-metre crocodile removed from Kurrimine

    A two-metre crocodile that was hanging around a caravan park and boat ramp at Kurrimine Beach in far north Queensland has been removed from the wild.

    13 Apr 2022

    Illegal dumping in the Great Sandy National Park

    Media materials relating to a routine patrol of the Great Sandy National Park where rangers were dismayed to find a pile of domestic construction waste had been dumped along a firebreak.

    February

    21 Feb 2022

    Jordan looking for some koala-ity time

    Media materials relating to Jordan looking for some koala-ity time.

    10 Feb 2022

    Fines to be handed down after state forest safety blitz

    Media materials relating to fines to be handed down after state forest safety blitz at Danbulla State Forest.

    8 Feb 2022

    Double Island Point campfire seconds away from escalating

    Media materials relating to a campfire at Double Island Point that was seconds away from escalating.

    2021

    November

    26 Nov 2021

    Rolling closures at Inskip Point

    To contain the spread of gastroenteritis, rolling closures of camping areas at Inskip Point will continue as the Department of Environment and Science (DES) prioritises the health and welfare of campers.

    26 Nov 2021

    ‘Sweetheart’ koala released after sweet treatment

    Media materials relating to a rather portly koala nicknamed “Sweetheart” being returned to the wild.

    23 Nov 2021

    New thermal cameras in feral fight at Taunton

    The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is using a new thermal camera to help protect the endangered bridled nail-tailed wallaby from feral cats in Taunton National Park (Scientific).

    22 Nov 2021

    Suspended trap getting the drop on feral pigs

    Media materials relating to the department trialling a new high-tech suspended trap as part of the ongoing fight to control feral pigs.

    2 Nov 2021

    Give wongari space as K’gari is their place

    Media materials for download relating to young wongari (dingo) pups as they emerge from their dens.

    September

    29 Sep 2021

    Koala released following fighting injury

    Media materials for download relating to a koala being released following a fighting injury.

    21 Sep 2021

    Mount Bartle Frere landslip fixed

    When a part of the tallest mountain in Queensland slipped down the cliff during a downpour, rangers from the Department of Environment and Science quickly stepped in to get the trail back on track.

    17 Sep 2021

    Normal life after collar for wongari on K'gari

    She was a collared wongari (dingo) in the public spotlight after a series of negative interactions on K'gari (Fraser Island), but she has proved that there is a normal life after a collar.

    14 Sep 2021

    Turtles released into the wild following rehab

    Media materials relating to turtles being released into the wild following rehab.

    10 Sep 2021

    Saunders Beach crocodile removed from the wild

    Media materials for download relating to a crocodile being removed from the wild at Saunders Beach.

    7 Sep 2021

    30 years research + 50 years protection = 300+ wombats

    Threatened Species Day 2021 is a momentous occasion, highlighted by significant milestones and the major achievement of saving the northern hairy-nosed wombat from the brink of extinction.

    August

    23 Aug 2021

    Motorbike riders fined – when you ride you can’t hide

    Media materials for download relating to two trailbike riders being fined for a number of offences.

    16 Aug 2021

    Pastoral company fined for land clearing in state forest

    Media materials for download relating to a pastoral company being fined for land clearing in a state forest.

    13 Aug 2021

    Experience a month in the life of a K’gari wongari

    Media materials for download relating a month in the life of a K’gari wongari.

    13 Aug 2021

    Do the right thing at Cooloola!

    Media materials for download relating to doing the right thing at Cooloola!

    10 Aug 2021

    Update: Crocodile located, Lockhart River

    Media materials for download relating to a crocodile which was located in the Lockhart River.

    July

    7 Jul 2021

    Archerfield car wreckers clean-up site following fine

    Media materials for download relating to Archerfield car wreckers clean-up of site after being fined and issued with a direction notice.

    6 Jul 2021

    K’gari ground parrot program has ears on the ground

    Media materials for download relating to the threatened ground parrot.

    June

    30 Jun 2021

    Mount Rascal concrete waste cleaned up

    Media materials for download relating to 100 tonnes of illegally dumped concrete waste.

    18 Jun 2021

    Rare footage of endangered kowari

    Media materials for download relating to rare footage of endangered kowari.

    4 Jun 2021

    Juvenile crocodile captured at Emu Park

    Media materials for download relating to Juvenile crocodile captured at Emu Park.

    1 Jun 2021

    Maryborough fridge cemetery cleaned up after fine and Direction Notice

    Media materials for the Maryborough fridge cemetery and clean-up.

    1 Jun 2021

    Stolen freshwater croc finds a home at Walkabout Creek

    Media materials of freshwater crocodile hatchling.

    May

    27 May 2021

    4.5m icon croc caught at Newell Beach

    Media materials for the 4.5m icon croc caught at Newell Beach.

    27 May 2021

    Mt Isa waste operator fined for storing waste

    Media materials for the Mt Isa waste operator fined for storing waste.

    February

    10 Feb 2021

    K’gari wongari lured and let off the hook

    Media materials for download relating to K'gari wongari lured and let off hook.

    2020

    December

    9 Dec 2020

    Dolphin freed after days trapped in rock pool

    Media materials for the Dolphin freed after days trapped in rock pool.

    November

    12 Nov 2020

    Bilby populations booming at Currawinya

    Interview grab from Dr Manda Page discussing the bilby success story and vision in colour and black and white thermal of bilbies being released at Currawinya.

    12 Nov 2020

    Be safe in Queensland’s National Parks during Schoolies

    Interviews and vision featuring Acting Principal Ranger Nick Smith discussing safety in Queensland’s National Parks during Schoolies.

    12 Nov 2020

    Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

    Media materials including vision and audio grabs of Geoff Lundie-Jenkins.

    9 Nov 2020

    Bells toll to welcome the first nesting turtles

    Media materials including videos for download.

    October

    28 Oct 2020

    Whale strike on Moreton Bay

    Media materials for the whale strike near Peel Island.

    September

    7 Sep 2020

    Queensland first trial to save critically endangered Nangur Spiny Skink

    Media materials for download relating to 'Queensland first trial to save critically endangered reptile' announcement.

    August

    28 Aug 2020

    Drone technology helps researchers count turtles on Great Barrier Reef

    Media materials including photo and video for download.

    28 Aug 2020

    DES investigating alleged illegal waste storage

    Media materials for download relating to ‘DES investigating alleged illegal waste storage’ announcement.

    28 Aug 2020

    Saltwater crocodile seized in Brisbane

    Media materials for download relating to ‘Saltwater crocodile seized in Brisbane’ announcement.

    20 Aug 2020

    Rare fish, near extinction, returned to wild

    Media materials for download relating to ‘rare fish, near extinction, returned to wild’ announcement.

    7 Aug 2020

    Intercept prevents illegal international reptile trade

    Media materials for download relating to ‘intercept prevents illegal international reptile trade’ release.