Member organisations

We also acknowledge the huge contribution to conservation made by so many people within these organisations.

Birdlife Southern Queensland

BirdLife Southern Queensland is a regional branch of BirdLife Australia. 

BirdLife Southern Queensland (BSQ) extends some 400 kms down the east coast of southern Queensland from Maryborough to the NSW border and west for 1700 kms to the NT border past Birdsville.

This is a diverse area, from the white dunes of the World Heritage Fraser Island to the red dunes of the Simpson Desert National Park. In between are beaches, mountains and plains containing wetlands, heaths, rainforests, mulga and brigalow scrubs, grasslands, eucalypt forests and woodlands.

We specialise in bird surveys with an emphasis on threatened species and habitats, especially in a number of Key Biodiversity Areas. We are taking an increased interest in local conservation issues where birds are affected.

There are seven Local Groups. They have a rich program of birdwatching events and surveying activities in designated local areas.

Today, we are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a single aim: creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.

Birds Queensland

Birds Queensland (the trading name for Queensland Ornithological Society Incorporated) is a not-for-profit organisation, which was formed in 1969 to promote the scientific study and conservation of birds, particularly those of Queensland.  Birds Queensland offers research grants to postgraduate students and publishes a biannual journal to increase our knowledge of birds, and engages in activities designed to raise awareness about birds and assist in their conservation.

National Parks Association of Queensland

The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is dedicated to promoting the preservation, expansion, good management and presentation of National Parks in Queensland.

Established in 1930, NPAQ is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation. The association has played a pivotal role in the establishment of national parks in Queensland. NPAQ’s purpose is achieved through advocating for the protection, expansion and good management of national parks; fostering the appreciation and enjoyment of nature through a bushwalking and outdoor activities program;  undertaking on-ground conservation and monitoring work; educating the community about national parks and their benefits; and supporting the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation.

Wildlife Queensland

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is a community environmental organisation with a wonderfully diverse and dedicated team of members, volunteers, supporters and staff united by a deep passion for wildlife and conservation. We have a proud history in standing up for what we believe in and campaigning for the survival of species and ecosystems.

If you see Wildlife Queensland or WPSQ around the place – that’s us, for short!

The Bimblebox Alliance Inc

Bimblebox Nature Refuge is a genuine example of how production and biodiversity conservation can co-exist. A small herd of beef cattle assist in the control of exotic pasture grasses, and a number of long-term research projects are aimed at generating knowledge and management practices to improve outcomes for biodiversity across the region. The 8000 hectare Bimblebox Nature Refuge was threatened by a massive coal development proposed by Waratah Coal, owned by mining billionaire Clive Palmer.

The Bimblebox Alliance is very pleased to note that the Department of Environment and Science has accepted the Queensland Land Court’s recommendation to refuse Waratah Coal Pty Ltd’s application for the Galilee  Coal Mine Environmental Authority. 

Lock the Gate Alliance

Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of community groups from across Australia who are uniting to protect our common heritage – our land, water and future – from reckless coal and gas expansions. In a David-and-Goliath struggle of farmers against mining giants, everyday citizens against global corporations, our communities are choosing grace under fire and displaying incredible courage, integrity and imagination.

QTFN – QLD Trust for Nature Works

The Queensland Trust For Nature works with private landowners to protect threatened ecosystems and species habitats, while ensuring the ongoing sustainable use and enjoyment of natural areas. Our goal is to acquire and increase the value of privately held land under conservation and to protect and enhance the unique biodiversity of Queensland for future generations.

The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is an Australian, community-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental environmental advocacy organisation. Our purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth. We work to safeguard our sources of clean water and air, to tackle devastating climate change, to create a safe future for life on Earth, and to give a better world to our children.

Wildlife Tourism Australia

Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc.(WTA) is the peak non-profit body in Australia for wildlife tourism It is a not-for-profit incorporated association representing tourist operations, educators, researchers, businesses, and societies that support sustainable wildlife tourism in Australia. WTA welcomes new members and research projects.

If you are travelling in Australia, own a tourism business, conduct research or simply have a keen interest in wildlife, you will find Wildlife Tourism Australia a very useful resource.

Queensland’s Threatened Animals

Ed. Lee K Curtis, Andrew J Dennis, Keith R McDonald, Peter M Kyne & Stephen JS Debus.

This book features up-to-date distribution data, photos and maps for most of Queensland’s threatened animals. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources, with key state, national and international organisations involved in the recovery and management of threatened species. The book will provide vital information to scientists, educators, business entities, government agencies, students, community groups, environmental NGOs, regional NRMs and potential volunteers.

FOSI – Friends of Stradbroke Island

Established in 1988, FOSI is dedicated to the protection of the natural environment of North Stradbroke Island and its surrounding waters. We work to ensure that urban and economic development of the island is founded upon the principles of environmental protection and preservation of the unique urban characteristics of its townships.

We believe that an Australia-wide network of bush corridors, building upon existing networks like Travelling Stock Routes, is absolutely critical to the long term sustainability of Australia. These ‘grass routes’ are essential to ensuring we have healthy native habitats, to remembering our heritage and for providing areas for sustainable livelihoods such as agriculture, tourism and education.

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment

HOPE is founded on the vision of a society which is sustainable ecologically, economically and socially.

The core idea of HOPE is that, while we have to think about the environment on a planet-wide scale, we need to act in our own communities in a way that’s effective and meaningful. Our slogan is: Think Globally – Act Locally

While HOPE endorses individual action, it also encourages people to act together in their local community, and in society as a whole.

Save Our Waterways Now

SOWN is a community-based environmental organisation working to restore the habitats of waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north and west. The creeks feed into Breakfast Creek.

The objectives of SOWN include:

  • Rehabilitation of waterways to restore the ecological balance and fauna habitat.
  • Increased community awareness and understanding of creek life and its management.
  • To promote expanded community access to, and amenities for, waterways in the region.
  • To help protect sensitive areas from damage and misuse.

Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc

LUCI is an incorporated not-for-profit group of landholders and their supporters whose goal is to conserve and enhance connection between native habitats on their properties and our local conservation parks.

LUCI undertakes wildlife monitoring projects, conducts biodiversity education workshops and walks and facilitates the Friends of Dwyers Scrub weed management project.

Mackay Conservation Group

Mackay Conservation Group works within the Central Queensland Coast and Brigalow Belt bioregions in the area from Bowen in the north, west to Clermont and South to St Lawrence, as well as the off-shore islands of the Great Barrier Reef. We represent people’s desires to protect and maintain our region’s natural assets and encourage moves towards sustainable systems. We achieve this by education, research, advocacy and action in cooperation with other community groups, industry, and government.

Capricorn Conservation Council Inc.

Capricorn Conservation Council Inc. is the principal non-government environmental organisation in Central Queensland has been campaigning for the environment since 1973. CCC covers the Fitzroy Basin, coastal areas from Broadsound to Baffle Creek and the Bowen & Galilee coal basins.

North Queensland Conservation Council

NQCC is the voice for the environment in north Queensland. As a peak organisation in the Statewide environmental movement, it represents the area roughly bounded by Bowen in the south, Cardwell in the north, the Coral Sea in the east and the Northern Territory border in the west, advocating on regional issues. NQCC is a not-for-profit incorporated association.

Toowoomba Field Naturalists Club

We’re a happy band of people dedicated to encouraging the study of the natural history on the Darling Downs, and fostering the conservation of fauna and flora in the area. We have interesting guest speakers at our meetings, and our outings cover a diverse range of habitats in South-East Qld.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.

Bat Conservation & Rescue, Inc.

Flying-foxes and microbats are essential keystone wildlife and declining populations must be preserved. Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld members are alarmed that protection and welfare laws are being dismantled by the Qld State Government.

National Parks Association of NSW

National Parks Association of NSW is a non-government conservation organisation that
seeks to protect, connect and restore the integrity and diversity of natural systems in NSW
and beyond, through national parks, marine sanctuaries and other means.

Moreton Bay Eco-Alliance

The MBEA is a network of environmental interest groups and individuals linking together to share resources, ideas and information relating to environmental and ecology issues within the Moreton Bay Region.  Moreton Bay Eco-Alliance: Conserving the nature of the Moreton Bay Region.