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July 28: Let’s End Deforestation in Queensland
28 July 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm$5
Deforestation in Queensland is out of control, with the latest data showing more than 400,000 hectares of vegetation was lost in just one year alone and over 2 million hectares lost in the past five years. Deforestation is having a devastating effect on wildlife with the majority of this clearing being done with no environmental assessments or regard for wildlife, leading to local population declines. With 1048 threatened species calling Queensland home, it is critical that we drastically reduce clearing rates and end deforestation.
Natalie Frost from the Queensland Conservation Council is the speaker at the July 28th Friday Environment Forum at Noosa Parks Association. She will explain how clearing trees and vital habitat also releases harmful CO2 emissions, contributing to climate change, with Queensland being the only state that produces more emissions from the land sector, rather than being a sink for emissions. This decade is critical for Queensland’s environment and the Great Barrier Reef, that’s why the Queensland Conservation Council has joined the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Wilderness Society and WWF-Australia to form the Queensland Forests Alliance with a bold vision to:
- Protect 100 million hectares of natural forest and woodlands
- Protect our climate by removing hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon pollution from our atmosphere
- Protect our forests and woodlands by ensuring 100% of Queensland beef is deforestation free
Join Natalie Frost, Nature Campaigner at the Queensland Conservation Council to hear more about the opportunities to make Queensland a forest leader, not laggard.
Everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by “tap & go” at the door which includes morning tea/coffee.
Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.