The Towards 2050 K’gari Research Symposium – Registrations Close 19 November

A USC-led symposium is aiming to develop a research strategy to help ‘future-proof’ K’gari, the world’s largest sand island, over the next three decades. The Towards 2050 K’gari Research Symposium will bring together the island’s traditional custodians, the Butchulla People, researchers, students, environmental groups and other stakeholders at USC’s Fraser Coast campus on Friday 26 November. Continue reading


The John Sinclair Memorial Lecture 2020

Dr John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) died on 3rd February 2019. FIDO is honoring the outstanding contribution John made to conservation generally, and Fraser Island (K’Gari) in particular, by establishing the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture. This pioneering conservationist spent decades fighting first sand mining and then logging on K’Gari Continue reading


Save the date – The Inaugural John Sinclair Memorial Lecture Saturday 7th March 2020

Dr John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) died on 3rd February 2019. FIDO is honoring the outstanding contribution John made to conservation generally, and Fraser Island (K’Gari) in particular, by establishing the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture. This pioneering conservationist spent decades fighting first sand mining and then logging on K’Gari Continue reading


FIDO’s K’gari E-News 16

Download FIDO’s K’gari E-News No 16 Summary Calendar of Significant K’gari events 2019 25 February – Deadline for submissions on Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plans 13-15 March – BMRG’s Australian Biosphere Conference, Maryborough Brolga Theatre 17-19 May – Cooloola BioBlitz #2 31 August – Community, Culture, Collaborations Conference, Hervey Bay Eurong Weeding 2019 FIDO has been Continue reading


FIDO’s K’Gari E-News 15

Calendar of Significant K’gari events 2018/2019 4th November 2018 – Great Sandy Strait Boat Cruise 18-24 November 2018 – Happy Valley Weeding & bush regeneration February 2019 – Cooloola Colloquium University of Queensland 13-15 March 2019 – BMRG’s Australian Biosphere Conference, Maryborough Brolga Theatre Cooloola BioBlitz #2 31 August – Community, Culture, Collaborations Conference, Hervey Bay Restructuring FIDO For almost Continue reading


Spiders From the Coolola Bioblitz 24-26 August 2018

Download the full report, including stunning photographs Spiders From the Coolola Bioblitz 24-26 August 2018 © Robert Whyte 2018 Introduction Spiders (order Araneae) have proven to be highly rewarding organisms in biodiversity studies1, being an important component in terrestrial food webs, an indicator of insect diversity and abundance (their prey) and in Australia an understudied Continue reading