The State has allocated $80 million to the regional natural resource management investment program over five years from 2013 to 2018, including $30 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The majority of the funding is being provided to support strategic projects delivered through Queensland's regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies. These organisations provide an important link between governments and communities. They also work collaboratively with volunteer and grass-roots organisations (e.g. Landcare), rural industry groups and landholders.
As recognised by the creation of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program, Queensland is home to many important feeding and nesting sites of six species of threatened marine turtles.
Issues of threats to nesting turtles posed by predators in western Cape York have been addressed in various forms – beginning with the Cape York Turtle Nest Monitoring Project – since 2006. There have been a range of agencies involved in these activities with varying levels of Indigenous involvement and varying levels of success.
This project seeks to engage the community about the problem of littering and illegal dumping through the medium of art, information and interactive advertising. Targeting and educating perpetrators of Littering and Illegal Dumping, community members, visitors and general public across Cape York Peninsula through environmental awareness, education, promotion and collaboration, by linking Our Environment, Arts & Culture.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service was establlished in December 1998 as a subsidiary of the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing and is primarily concerned with conservation actions and the maitenance of environmentally protected areas within the state of Queensland. The proteced areas that the Queensland Parks and Widlife Service maintain offer neccessary areas for protecting wildlife and maintaining biodiversity while allowing for reasonable outdoor opportunities for people.
The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water is a now defunct department of the Queensland Goverment that dealt with fields such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters, native title, catchment management, land and natural resource management, climate change policy and related science, and commercial activities such as forestry or water supply.
The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
The department exists to deliver Queensland's economic prosperity by championing the interests of business and industry.
The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants, fungi and algae.
The Queensland Herbarium building at Toowong houses the state’s plant specimen collection of more than 830,000 specimens, representing Queensland’s native and naturalised plant species and 150 years of species discovery.
Queensland’s ecosystems have been surveyed, mapped and classified into 1386 regional ecosystems across the state, and are the subject of ecological research, condition assessment and monitoring.
This investment aligned with the Caring For Country National Priority areas and ensured the delivery of best practice governance and business processes.
This investment aligned with the Caring For Country National Priority areas and ensured the delivery of best practice governance and business processes. The Biodiversity and Natural Icons priority area included delivery towards an increase in native habitat, management of World Heritage areas, reduction of the impact of vertebrate pests and Weeds of National Significance (WONS) and integrated biodiversity targets. Priority areas also included Coastal Environments and Critical Aquatic Habitats and Sustainable Farm Practices.