Join the call for economic recovery funding for nature in Queensland.
Throughout these uncertain times, one thing that has echoed far and wide is Queensland’s love of nature. We longed to visit national parks in lockdown, and have flocked to them as restrictions ease.
What clearer message do politicians need that we need bigger and better national parks and nature refuges?
Investing in nature is investing in Queensland - not only for the koalas, coastlines, rivers, rainforests and deserts that make us so proud, but for the sake of our livelihoods, tourism jobs and regional economies.
It was great to hear the Premier recognise that national parks are ‘critical’ to getting Queensland's tourism industry back on track. But, it's time for bigger and better national parks and nature refuges.
Will you send a message to key politicians telling them that supporting Queensland’s nature is important to you?
In 2017, the Queensland Government committed to delivering a world leading protected area network with a target to protect 17% of Queensland for the future health of our state.
With the state election looming and only 8% of Queensland under protection, we need to see a plan for more well-managed protected areas and funding to suit.
Write to the Premier and other politicians so they know you want to see protecting nature high on the agenda.
It’s time for bigger and better national parks and nature refuges to protect Queensland’s special landscapes and unique wildlife for future generations.
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