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


President’s Annual Report 2018

In the last 12 months since my last Annual Report, FIDO has continued to pursue projects to protect K’gari (Fraser Island) as well as continuing our strong educational, collaborative and advocacy roles.  Much of the last year has been involved in actively planning ahead as FIDO develops its vision for 2020 both for K’gari and Continue reading


FIDO’s K’Gari E-News 14

The lead-up to the Cooloola BioBlitz to be held next weekend, 24-26 August, has been a particularly busy time for FIDO activities.  The BioBlitz has been a wonderful collaboration with Cooloola Coast Care.  It is on target to have 100 participants as it attracts attention from far and wide. It should advance both citizen science and Continue reading