Email Text - Nature Refuges MP Action

In the lead up to the state election, please represent my interests by supporting bigger and better national parks and nature refuges.

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 the Covid pandemic, it’s how much we love nature. We longed to visit national parks in lockdown, and have flocked to them as restrictions ease.

Ambitious funding for protected areas is needed to safeguard our native species, ensure the sustained resilience of our iconic landscapes and to assure the economic recovery of our iconic tourist industry. Conservation and land management jobs would complement investment in protected areas by providing opportunities to regional communities hard hit by the pandemic, while leaving enduring benefits for the environment.

Investing in nature is investing in Queensland’s future.

Despite international obligations to protect 17 per cent of Queensland, only 8 percent of Queensland is protected - less than any other state.

I’m asking you to support the creation of a world leading protected areas network with election commitments to invest in well-managed national parks, nature refuges, Indigenous ranger jobs, and conservation and land management work.

What will your party 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 Meaghan Scanlon 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 Meaghan Scanlon, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, David Janetzki and Sam O'Connor,

    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,
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