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    January 2023

    24 Jan 2023

    Be responsible while visiting Tableland lakes and creeks this Australia Day

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will once again be working with Queensland Police to make sure visitors spending Australia Day at some of the Atherton Tablelands most popular destinations are doing the right thing.

    23 Jan 2023

    Minjerribah crocodile investigation scaled back

    The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has scaled back the search following a possible crocodile sighting report on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).

    20 Jan 2023

    Monster cane toad removed from the wild

    Rangers conducting track work in Conway National Park, near Airlie Beach, were shocked to find a monster cane toad beside the Conway Circuit last week.

    20 Jan 2023

    Update - Minjerribah crocodile investigation

    The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is continuing to investigate crocodile sighting reports on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).

    19 Jan 2023

    Minjerribah crocodile investigation

    The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has resumed the investigation following a crocodile sighting report at Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).

    18 Jan 2023

    Quolls return to Tablelands home after epic journey to Victoria

    A family of northern quolls is back home in Far North Queensland bushland after going on an accidental 5,600km return journey to Melbourne.

    18 Jan 2023

    Minjerribah crocodile investigation

    The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is investigating reports of a crocodile on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).

    10 Jan 2023

    Rangers, first responders frustrated by avoidable tragedies

    Increased rain over the summer months can lead to dangerous swimming conditions within creeks and rockpools across Queensland National Parks.

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