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2011-07-27 12:55
Ms. Lisa Janishevski, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

New master plan for Queensland's protected areas forests and wildlife

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Queenslanders will be offered an annual weekend of free camping in the state's massive network of National Parks as part of a new Master Plan which maps out the future of the state's natural environment over the next decade.

Targets outlined in the plan include:

§The establishment of Friends of National Parks groups at four national parks and reinvigoration of the QPWS volunteers program by 2013;

§The availability of Connect with Nature school holiday programs at all popular/high profile parks by 2013;

§The completion of Statements of Management Intent for all National Parks by 2012;

§Publication of a State of the Parks report by 2015;

§The completion of a management plan or statement of management intent for all protected areas by 2015;

§A contribution to a net gain in either mature or actively regenerating koala bushland habitat in South-east Queensland by 2020;

For more information:
http://media-newswire.com/release_1156538.html
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/
 

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