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Official Name: Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
Year Founded: 1962
Headquarters: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Slogan: Protecting Wildlife, Influencing Choices, Engaging Communities
DONATE NOW: http://wildlife.org.au/store/donation.html
Language Spoken: English
Interesting fact: Our early campaigns protected important places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Passage and Fraser Island
Founders: Judith Wright, Brian Clouston, David Fleay and Kathleen MacArthur
# Countries Active: Queensland, Australia
Official Website: http://wildlife.org.au
Phone: +61 7 3221 0194
Fax: +61 7 3221 0701
Email: wpsq@wildlife.org.au
Address: 95 William Street, Brisbane
Areas of Focus: Forestry, Conservation, Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Animals
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Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

Country: Australia

About Us

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is a community environmental organisation with a wonderfully diverse and dedicated team of members, volunteers, supporters and staff united by a deep passion for wildlife and conservation. We have a proud history in standing up for what we believe in and campaigning for the survival of species and ecosystems.

If you see Wildlife Queensland or WPSQ around the place – that's us, for short!

Join Wildlife Queensland today - we want you on our team!

Visit this page for more details: http://wildlife.org.au/support/index.html

History

History of The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

The first members were concerned about the increasing destruction of the natural environment and felt that by establishing an organisation to work for conservation and continuing environmental education, the community could be encouraged to be aware of, and accept, sound conservation ideals.

The Society was created as a community-based, non-profit organisation, founded in 1962 by Judith Wright, Brian Clouston, David Fleay and Kathleen MacArthur.

Our current patron, Margaret Thorsborne, is an eminent veteran conservationist who worked alongside Judith Wright in the original campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef in 1967.
Would you like to know more? We publish a monograph series dedicated to exploring the Society’s early years.

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is the oldest, largest and most respected wildlife-focused conservation group in Queensland.

We were founded to educate the community about wildlife and wildlife issues. We continue to do this through our website, our publications, our full colour nature journal Wildlife Australia and regular special events such as our Batty Boat Cruises.

Focus of Activities

Wildlife Queensland is focused on protecting wildlife, influencing choices and engaging communities. We achieve our goals through campaign and policy development, projects and education.

Campaigns and Policy

We campaign to influence better-informed government decisions and to halt reckless development. Initiating campaigns, petitions and making submissions to all levels of government, we are vocal and persuasive.

Conserving Biodiversity

  • Save Our Stock Routes
  • Expansion of and Enhanced Management of Protected Area Estate and Marine Parks
  • Challenge Unsustainable Population Growth and Inappropriate Development
  • Wild Rivers Declarations

Address Resource Demand

  • Secure a reliable water future
  • Campaign against Nathan Dam
  • Campaign against coal and LNG expansion

Protection of Wildlife

  • Ban Opera-house Traps

Wildlife Queensland has a range of current policies covering areas such as

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Coastal Development
  • Endangered Species
  • Forests
  • National Parks
  • Population
  • Vegetation Management
  • Water Cycle Management
  • Wetlands Protection
  • Wild-dog & Dingo Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Zoos

Policies are being developed on Spotter Catcher Operations and Fire Management

Projects

We coordinate timely hands-on projects to protect vulnerable native species. Our projects encourage you to become actively involved in a variety of activities and events so that together we can achieve the best conservation outcomes for all species and their habitat.

PlatypusWatch – aims to document where platypus occur to develop a reliable 'snapshot' of platypus populations.

EchidnaWatch — collates information on the distribution of echidnas in Queensland based on community sightings

MangroveWatch — aims to establish teams that monitor mangrove communities from Bramble Bay to Victoria Point.

Seagrass-Watch – is an award-winning, community-based program monitoring seagrass in Moreton Bay.

Queensland Glider Network – aims to raise awareness of gliders and their habitat and is a hub for glider conservation, research and information exchange in Queensland.

Quoll Seekers Network – established to raise community awareness of quolls, gather scientific information and to help people enjoy living alongside quolls.  

Education

Wildlife Australia Magazine is Australia’s leading full-colour wildlife magazine. Subscribers can read interesting and informative features on wildlife, conservation, and environmental news.

Wildlife Australia Magazine is published by Wildlife Queensland. All proceeds go to our wildlife conservation projects.

Subscribe Today — treat yourself or give the perfect gift that doesn’t cost the earth!

Every Reader Makes a Difference!

Notable Achievements

We’ve been part of all the major conservation issues in Queensland for almost 50 years.
Our early campaigns protected important places such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Hinchinbrook Passage and Fraser Island.

We’ve encouraged governments to protect important habitats from the coast to therainforests through planning and legislation.

Protecting wildlife is an important part of our work: the whiptail wallaby is no longer shot commercially in our state, and duck and quail in Queensland no longer fear the sport shooter’s gun because of our campaigns.

How to donate

There are many ways you can contribute to the work of Wildlife Queensland. We welcome support in many different shapes and sizes: become a member or a wildlife protector, volunteer your time on a project or subscribe to Wildlife Australia Magazine.

See how you can Support Us.

Vsist this page to donate! http://wildlife.org.au/store/donation.html

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Submitted by Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland on Apr 6, 2010