In December last year, the Nature Conservation Act was amended to allow the harvesting of crocodile eggs. Now, some scientists have slammed the decision as unscientific, opaque and lacking in details. But will the decision really impact croc populations?
Coral bleaching can occur with or without an El Niño event, prompting concerns from scientists that Queensland’s record- breaking heatwave increases the likeliness of a third mass bleaching event in just four years.
Is the planet’s worst environmental catastrophe already underway in the waters off the Queensland coast? Australian Geographic investigates the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
A photograph of the critically endangered night parrot— rarely glimpsed by humans due to their nocturnal nature and small numbers— has been captured in Queensland.
The dramatic scenery of Queensland’s Carnarvon Gorge makes it a perfect spot for a multi-day hike.
Queensland has the highest bird populations of any state, the most spectacular residing in the far north expanses of the Wet Tropics and Cape York. The state is also a haven for a diverse and richly coloured group of finches substantial enough that it’s home to the largest specialist bird club in Australia, the Queensland Finch Society, who are dedicated to rehabilitating the states iconic species. According to Gary Fitt, the current president of the society, “there are only three finch species in Australia that don’t occur in QLD, meaning 15 of the 18 species are in QLD.
Meet the desert spadefoot— a round, small amphibian that always looks just a little bit sad.