Fighting Ferals on Fraser Island

Because it has been isolated from the mainland for the whole modern era (since European settlement) and because it was not subject to agricultural exploitation, Fraser Island escaped many invaders which have taken a heavy toll on the biodiversity of the mainland. There are relatively few weeds, no feral pigs, foxes and rabbits, but there Continue reading

Fraser Island Visitor Statistics

A Five Year “Progress” Chart Permit Type 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 Permits People Permits People Permits People Permits People Permits People (1 month) permits 30,588 111,199 33,202 120,323 33,713 122,797 35,061 128,434 36,476 130,163 (12 month) permits 403 N/A 403 N/A 370 N/A 353 N/A 267 N/A Permits to camp 20,093 81,849 20,087 82,765 Continue reading

Dingos of Fraser Island

by John Sinclair Honorary Project Officer, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation This is an article written originally in response to a media request on 2 May, 2001 following the death of 9 year old Clinton Gage as a result of a dingo attack on Fraser Island on the morning of 30th April. It discusses the threat Continue reading