Ask our politicians to back our Outback and invest in Nature Refuges
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 Treasurer Jackie Trad, 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