Ask our politicians to grow our Outback national park network
Well-managed national parks are vital for nature conservation in Queensland, safeguarding habitat for our unique wildlife. National parks are also much-loved by the many Queenslanders who regularly enjoy getting out and exploring our diverse state.
But investment in new national parks has stalled and Queensland is now lagging seriously behind other states.
More than 80 percent of Queenslanders would like to see greater investment into our national park network, through the creation of new, well-managed national parks*.
Expanding and better managing our national parks will give more Queenslanders a chance to get out and explore nature, while offering new opportunities for tourism ventures - leading to job creation in rural and remote areas. It would also mean protecting more precious habitat for the native plants and animals of our Outback to thrive in.
Sign the petition to Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Deputy Premier Steven Miles, CC your local MP, asking them to create opportunities for people and nature in Outback Queensland by expanding our Outback national park network.
*Galaxy Research, November 2017