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 July 2022

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    The second half of 2022 has already been action-packed! At a federal level, we've seen the long-awaited release of the State of the Environment Report (more on that later) and the legislation of Australia's new emissions reduction target discussed in parliament. 

    Locally, State Government funding is supporting on-ground restoration projects, like Phil's Bush Cleanups' Operation Habitat Auto!

    Whatever your level of involvement in conservation work or the movement, this edition of Paperbark offers plenty of ways to step up your support. Please enjoy the read!

    In this edition:

    • Conservation News
      • State of the Environment Report
    • NQCC Updates:
      • Operation Habitat Auto
      • Burdekin Campaign Update
      • Independent EPA for Qld - joint submission
      • JCU Market Day
      • Water Report Card now available
      • Green Drinks
    • Calls to Action:
      • Qld CAN roadmap and launch
      • Sign Solar Citizens' petition
      • Sign the Invasive Species Council's petition
      • Tell Lockton to say no to Adani
      • Low Emissions Agriculture Road Map: Have your say
    • Some Good News
      • Five billion containers recycled
      • ARENA used for renewables
      • Other environmental organisations to get involved with
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    Burdekin Campaign Update: July 2022

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    Pictured: John Connell and Dr Claire Holland present at the inaugural conference of the Research for Ethical Development network in Cairns. [Photo credit: Simon Foale]

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  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks August 2022
    Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Smugglers Wine Bar in Nelly Bay, Australia

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    This month we're taking Green Drinks across the water to beautiful Yunbenun (Magnetic Island). We'll be catching up at Smugglers Wine Bar, just a short stroll from the Nelly Bay ferry terminal (see the Sealink timetable here). 

    The 6.30pm start time is a guide only - please feel free to arrive earlier (or later) as you wish. The venue is a beautiful spot to relax with a drink and watch the birds. 

    We are really looking forward to catching up with our island friends, who have been particularly busy with conservation activities recently! Don't miss out on this opportunity to make new connections and learn about some exciting conservation projects!

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