Case studies in Queensland
Bowra Sanctuary is internationally renowned as one of Australia's most rewarding bird watching destinations. The sanctuary lies near Cunnamulla in southern Queensland, and is owned and managed by not-for-profit group the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC).
AWC purchased Bowra for conservation with $1.2 million help from the Australian Government through Caring for our Country, and support from Birds Australia, Birds Queensland, the Bird Observers Club and generous private donors.
Cravens Peak is 135 kilometres southwest of Boulia in central west Queensland, on the northern edge of the Simpson Desert.
The who's who of Australian scientific research recently converged on Cravens Peak in outback Queensland to study some of the world's most remarkable and diverse desert plants and animals.
Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Eubenangee Swamp National Park has been described as the most important park in the Wet Tropic lowlands. It protects all but the last 20 hectares of Australia's endangered freshwater mangroves, and plays a crucial role in conserving the region's birds and wildlife.
Governments help protect Great Sandy National Park paradise
More than 655 hectares of wetlands and coastal woodlands bordering Noosa's Great Sandy National Park has been protected forever, with the addition in 2007 of three stunning new properties to the National Reserve System.
The extension of the Great Sandy National Park heralds a growing partnership with local government to build the National Reserve System.
A private bushland property on Brisbane's outskirts, home to a number of Queensland koalas, will now be protected forever as part of Australia's National Reserve System.
Environment Minister Peter Garrett joined Logan City Mayor Pam Parker on Sunday 19 April 2009 to announce the conservation purchase of Logan Escarpment, a 43 hectare property 30 kilometres south of Brisbanes CBD, to become part of Cornubia Forest Park.
Reserves like Mt Zero-Taravale in North Queensland are helping to protect some of the species and habitats that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The sanctuary provides an important link from the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area west to drier country.
Caves full of bats and a lime manufacturer are unlikely environmental partners. But it was funds from Cement Australia, the Central Queensland Speleological Society and the Australian and Queensland governments that helped add Queensland's Cammoo Caves to the National Reserve System.