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Be Flood Ready … Flood Safe.


If you live in, or close to, a flood prone area here is a great series of factsheets from the Regional Groups Collective and the Queensland Government on how to prepare yourself, your land, infrastructure and livestock for that inevitable flood.

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Overview, People, Planning, Production, Infrastructure, Natural Assets, Natural Assets – Vegetation Clearing, Rubbish and Debris.

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We’re celebrating!


The Sesbania field day was a great success.   We celebrated 3 years of incredible advances in our fight to eradicate Prickly Acacia, including an 8-fold efficiency increase, 10-fold cost reduction, 99.96% kill rate, 8-fold grass cover increase, and a 15-fold grass biomass increase.

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36.5 BILLION PER YEAR


Our rare, elusive Night Parrot is under enormous threat from the most ruthless and efficient hunter this continent has ever seen.  Researchers estimate there are 15 million feral cats in Australia, each eating up of 23 native creatures (including insects) per night.  If we dial those numbers back to 10 million cats and 10 creatures per night we still get 100,000,000 victims per night, or 36.5 billion per year.  We cannot afford to allow our amazing Night Parrots to become part of those statistics.  That’s why we’re fundraising for humane cat traps to be located around the only known Night Parrot population, smack bang in the middle of our region.  We’re working with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure the survival of this wonderful bird. Please help by donating here.

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NIGHT PARROTS NEED YOU!


The ground-dwelling Night Parrot is extremely rare.  There is only one known, tiny population, and it is at the mercy of the most efficient and ruthless killer this country has ever seen… the feral cat.

Night Parrots need your help now!

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Your donation will help provide the latest, high-tech, humane, cat traps to ensure Night Parrot territory is feral cat free.

Donate now to keep our Night Parrots safe!

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Prestigious International River Prize


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The Lake Eyre Basin Partnerships has taken out the prestigious, $300,000 International River Prize for 2015, beating the River Mur of Austria, and the River Jordan of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

Not only was the Lake Eyre Basin nomination for a whole drainage basin rather than a single river, it was also the first time it history of the award where it recognised prevention rather than cure. (more…)

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Ayrshire Downs field day shares great ideas and good food.


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The recent field day at Ayrshire Downs was a great opportunity for landholders to catch up with the DCQ crew, find out the latest on our weed control work, and share experiences and some hearty outback tucker.

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Get Fulcrum; get recording!


Become part of DCQ’s ‘crowd capture’ project. Sign up for your Fulcrum app today, and start recording sightings of feral animals and weeds to help prevent their spread.

 

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