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 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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    UNFCCC COP27 Delivers small, slow steps forward and a ‘win’ for the climate vulnerable

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    Each year the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosts a conference (a ‘COP’) of almost all countries around the world. This year, around 35,000 delegates representing countries ('parties'), non-party actors, and civil society travelled to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt for COP27.

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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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