Ask our MPs to support landholders who protect and care for vital wildlife habitat
Now, more than ever, Queensland’s native wildlife needs our help.
Nearly one thousand species in our state are threatened with extinction and - unless we act fast - we stand to lose many of them forever.
Our state is home to more species of plant and animal than any other state in Australia. In fact, if Queensland was a country it would be one of the most species-rich countries in the world.
Unfortunately, a range of threats including feral animals, weeds, fires, climate change and land clearing are threatening our unique wildlife.
We need to act now.
Over the last couple of decades, more than 500 Queensland landholders from across the state have stepped up to play their part. They’ve made a commitment to protect natural values on their properties by joining the Queensland Government’s Nature Refuges program.
Together, their properties cover 4.5 million hectares of the Queensland landscape, including wetlands and rainforest, tropical savanna and native grasslands.
But funding to help these landholders manage their nature refuges is now stretched to breaking point, with the State Government providing less than 25 cents per hectare on average over the last five years.
It’s vital that we invest more in the Nature Refuges program, to help committed landholders protect and care for vital wildlife habitat, before it’s too late.
Write to your MP today to call for increased investment in the Nature Refuge program.