Wildlife and ecosystems
- New process for obtaining damage mitigation permits to protect crops from flying-foxes
The Queensland Government has revised the damage mitigation permit system for the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection. The new system and application process are simpler, more practical and include a wider range of approved non-lethal methods of deterrence.
- Proposed protected plants legislation changes
Submissions on the Protected Plants Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) have been evaluated and a Decision RIS has been prepared explaining a final regulatory option.
- Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy
The independent scientific peer-review of the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy is now available.
- Flying-fox roost management
A new approach to flying-fox roost management has been announced by the Queensland Government. This will allow problem flying-fox roosts in urban areas to be managed more easily, particularly by councils, with streamlined permit application processes.
- Change to wildlife hotline
Sick, injured or orphaned animals, marine animal strikes or strandings should now be reported to RSPCA Qld on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).
- Changes and new additions to Queensland's wildlife categories
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's Species Technical Committee (STC) progressively assesses the categories assigned to Queensland wildlife—in conjunction with various scientific experts—to ensure they remain current.
- Koala Habitat Program
The $22.5 million Koala Habitat Program is open to eligible South East Queensland land owners to sell property that may be suitable for koala habitat.
- Living with wildlife
As the suburbs overtake natural areas, animals are sometimes forced to live in close quarters with people.