Ask our politicians to back our Outback and invest in Nature Refuges

Sign the Nature Refuges Petition

    Dear Meaghan Scanlon, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, David Janetzki and Sam O'Connor,

    I’m one of the 84 percent of Queenslanders who support the funding provided by the Queensland Government to nature refuge landholders to protect wildlife habitat, control feral animals and remove invasive weeds. (Galaxy Research, November 2017)

    Queensland's Nature Refuges program allows landholders to voluntarily protect their land for the future - achieving conservation outcomes, while still being able to earn livelihoods from their land.

    The program is a win-win situation and deserves the great reputation it’s gaining through our community.

    However, more funding is needed in order to better support existing landholders and encourage new ones to get involved.

    The health of our Outback is currently under threat. Feral animals and noxious weeds are spreading rapidly, while destructive fires threaten property and nature. We need to see more investment in programs that support both people and nature to manage those threats.

    I call on you to invest more funding into our Nature Refuges program to help achieve great outcomes for landholders, wildlife and the landscapes of Outback Queensland.

    Yours faithfully,
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    Queensland's successful Nature Refuges program supports landholders to achieve conservation outcomes while still earning a living from their land. This helps Outback communities gain some of the extra resources they need to tackle threats including feral animals, noxious weeds and uncontrolled wildfires. 

    The program has been highly successful with more than 500 landholders choosing to participate and a majority of Queenslanders saying they’d like to see it expanded.*

    But funding hasn’t kept up the pace with the growth of the program, threatening its future. 

    Further investment is needed to ensure the Nature Refuges program can continue to deliver for people and nature.

    Help create new nature refuges – tell the Government to invest in this program and support people to care for their land.

    Sign the petition to Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch and Deputy Premier Steven Miles, CC your local MP, asking them to support people and nature in Outback Queensland by increasing funding for our nature refuges program.

    *Galaxy Research, November 2017