Despite its extraordinary ecological values, Queensland has long suffered from under-investment in protecting nature and managing the threats to the Outback.
Having people actively manage the land is essential in the battle to address the threats of noxious weeds, feral animals and destructive fires.
Fortunately, Queensland has several existing programs with a proven track record of success which provide a strong foundation for protecting the Outback - but they need increased Government investment.
There are three key ways to help protect nature and support people in Outback 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.