Email Text - Nature Refuges MP Action

Bigger and better national parks and nature refuges should play a vital role in rebuilding Queensland.

If there is one thing that has echoed far and wide in Queensland during lockdown, it’s how much we love nature. We longed to visit national parks in lockdown, and have flocked to them as restrictions ease.

It was great to hear your recognition of national parks as ‘critical’ to getting Queensland back on track when the government announced $8.9 million for infrastructure in Queensland’s national parks recently.

Ambitious funding for protected areas is not only needed to safeguard Queensland’s native animal and plant species and ensure the sustained health and resilience of our special landscapes but to assure the economic recovery of our iconic tourist industry and provide jobs in land management for Queenslanders - particularly in the regions.

Investing in nature is investing in Queensland’s future.

Your government committed to creating a world leading protected area network covering 17% of Queensland. But currently only 8 percent of Queensland is protected - less than any other state.

I’m asking you to honour your commitment to create a world leading protected areas network by investing in well-managed national parks, nature refuges, Indigenous ranger jobs, and conservation and land management work.

What will your government do to build back better with lasting benefits for people and nature across Queensland?

Outback Queensland is the heart of our state and one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth. Its rugged and diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families who rely on healthy landscapes.

But, the health and future of our living Outback is at risk. More hands-on work to remove feral animals and noxious weeds, as well as prevent destructive fires, is essential to sustain communities and safeguard nature.

There are three key ways to help protect our Outback:

1. Support landholders by expanding the Nature Refuges program.

2. Grow the successful Indigenous Ranger program.

3. Create new well managed National Parks for all Queenslanders.

Sign the petition to Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch and Deputy Premier Steven Miles, CC your local MP, asking them to invest in these important programs and deliver for people and nature of Outback Queensland.

Sign the Petition!

    Dear Leeanne Enoch, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, Tim Mander and David Crisafulli, [your local MP’s name will be automatically entered],

    I’m one of the 92 percent of Queenslanders who think our Outback is a big part of our state’s history, culture and identity*

    Outback Queensland’s diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families on the land.

    Our Outback is also one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth.

    But the health of Outback Queensland is under threat. Feral animals and noxious weeds are spreading rapidly, while destructive fires threaten property and nature.

    There are three ways you can support people and nature in our Outback:

    1. Supporting landholders to care for their land by expanding the Nature Refuges program.
    2. Growing the successful Indigenous Rangers program
    3. Creating new well-managed National Parks for all Queenslanders to enjoy.

    I ask you to invest in these successful programs to support people and nature in Outback Queensland.

    (*Galaxy Research, November 2017)

     

    Yours faithfully,
    [Your name will be automatically added]

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