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 May 2022

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    What a rollercoaster of a month that was! We hope that you are getting some well earned rest and prioritising self-care after the ups and downs of the election, whether you were actively campaigning, supporting others who were, or watching on from a safe distance. 

    We are optimistic about what the election result means for the future of democracy, diversity and climate action. At the same time, we recognise that the hardest work is ahead of us if we are to mitigate the climate and extinction crises before it is too late.

    If you aren't already, please consider becoming an NQCC member or a monthly donor. We need your support now more than ever.

    In this edition:

    • National Reconciliation Week
      • NQCC update
      • JCU Mabo Lecture
      • Mabo Day Festival
      • GBRMPA's "Managing Sea Country" Webinar
      • Uluru Statement From the Heart
    • NQCC Updates:
      • Election Activities
      • Townsville Climate Rally
      • Strand Night Market
      • Cotters Market
      • Pimlico Careers Expo 
    • Coming up:
      • Eco Fiesta
      • June Green Drinks
    • Recommended Resources: 
      • "What Regions Need on the Path to Net Zero"
      • Psychology for a Safe Climate
    • Some Good News
      • Yellow Crazy Ants funding
      • Hells Gates Dam delayed
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    Townsville Climate Rally

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    On Sunday 15 May, less than one week ahead of the 2022 Federal Election, NQCC hosted a Townsville Climate Rally to unite locals and advocacy groups who care about climate change, to demonstrate our numbers and share our stories - with each other, our community and federal candidates. 

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  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks July 2022
    Friday, July 22, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Grill'd Palmer St in South Townsville, Australia

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    Join us for Green Drinks in the courtyard at Grill'd in South Townsville!

    We will be joined by Social Workers for Climate Action, so if you'd like to learn more about what this wonderful group is up to (and how you can get involved), make sure you come along!

    Green Drinks is a monthly networking event to connect people who care about our environment. Newcomers are always welcome.

    Hope to see you there!

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