North Queensland Conservation Council

Our mission is to promote and protect the natural environment of North Queensland. 


We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

We acknowledge the Wulgurukaba and Bindal Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We recognise the strength and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples bring to our wider North Queensland region and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to growing our connection with First Nations Peoples of our region and furthering our understanding of their unique relationship to Country.

  • From the blog

    Paperbark February 2023

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    I have just recently returned from Meanjin Brisbane, where I was your representative at the Ministerial Environment Roundtable (MERT).

    The MERT is a great opportunity to unite with conservation groups from all over Queensland to push Minister Scanlon and her department for solutions to the issues our regions are facing. I have never seen our movement so energised and powerful!

    Qld Conservation Groups and Minister Scanlon

    I look forward to providing more detailed feedback in future, but for now, I am preparing for two weeks of travel to reconnect with nature - it's important for us all to recharge! 

    Thanks as always for supporting NQCC and our work. I really hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark!

    - Crystal

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Welcome Madde!
      • Take Action for an Independent EPA for Qld
      • Townsville Climate Action 2023 Kick-Off
      • World Wetlands Day at Mundy Creek
      • Protect the Protest
      • Burdekin Basin Governance Seminar
      • First Nations Led Dingo Conservation
    • In Other News
      • Safeguard Mechansim
      • Public Environment Report available for Upper Burdekin Wind Project 
    • Opportunities
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    Paperbark January 2023

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    Attending Big Eye Theatre's Survival Day events in Gurambilbarra (Townsville) last week, we were heartened to witness a groundswell of curiosity, respect and support for local First Nations stories on 26 January.

    As an organisation, we recognise that we cannot be the voice for the environment without working in partnership with our region's First Nations people, who have cared for country for millennia. This is the focus of our First Nations Partnerships Subcommittee, which aims to incorporate First Nations perspectives to our environmental advocacy in North Queensland. Please get in touch if you'd like to support this work!

    It's only January, but there are already plenty of things to get involved in. We hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark!

    In this edition:

    • Conservation News:
      • Dr Adam Smith recognised with Sustainability Award
      • Help keep big polluters accountable on climate
      • Upper Burdekin Windfarm updates available
    • Coming Up
      • Planet-Conscious Townsville Thurs 2 Feb
      • World Wetlands Day at Mundy Creek Sat 4 Feb
      • "Franklin" screening Wed 22 Feb
      • Green Drinks (date TBC)
    • Opportunities
    • Further Reading/Actions
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  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks March 2023
    Friday, March 31, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Riverview Tavern in Douglas , Australia

    Join us for Green Drinks on the deck at the Riverview Tavern overlooking the beautiful Ross River, Friday 31st March.

    Whether you are an individual or part of a local group or organisation, Green Drinks is one of the best ways to meet locals who care about the environment as much as you do in a casual and welcoming setting

    We welcome all who have a love and passion for our natural environment.

    If you are part of any local environmental groups or organisations please bring along anything you would like to share with the group.

    New to Green Drinks? Look out for the sign on our table and please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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