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

FIDO’s K’Gari E-News 13

There has been a huge amount of activity swirling around FIDO since the issue of our MOONBI newsletter last month. Many projects such as the hugely successful Easter Cassia Blitz at Happy Valley came to fruition after almost a year on planning.  Other long anticipated activities such as our proposed Northern Cooloola BioBlitz have finally received Continue reading

A Collaboration to fund GSS research

Building the Collaboration From 2016 a growing number of groups led by the Lock the Gate movement and the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee became increasingly concerned about the potential impacts of the proposed Colton Coal Mine. The proposed mine had managed to evade requirements to undertake a proper Environmental Impact Statement. State and Commonwealth Continue reading

FIDO’s K’Gari E-News 11

Some FIDO initiatives to address the threats of Colton Coal to Great Sandy Strait The probability of long-term and on-going impacts from the proposed Colton Coal mine on Great Sandy Strait are too serious to ignore. Our concerns have led FIDO, the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) and other concerned groups including Great Sandy Continue reading