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North Queensland Threatened Species Symposium

09 Mar 2023 - 10 Mar 2023
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns Pier, Point Road, Cairns City, QLD 4870

Building on the success of  our first NQ Threatened Species Symposium in 2021, we are pleased to present a second opportunity to connect with other people involved in the recovery of threatened species.

The event is co-hosted by the members of the NQ NRM Alliance (Terrain NRM, Gulf Savannah NRM & Cape York NRM), the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water (DCCEEW) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES).

This event will provide a forum to network and share both western and cultural knowledge on threatened species recovery. Participants will be able to connect and engage with leading scientists, experts, professionals, Traditional Owners and community advocates in threatened species conservation in Northern Queensland.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Planners and threatened species
  • Recovery planning and coordination
  • On-ground actions and monitoring
  • National, state and regional threatened species initiatives and prioritisation
  • Volunteer mechanisms for habitat protection
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Threatened Species Recovery: Presentations from Recovery Teams and Action Groups

While this event is targeted at recovery teams, action groups and Traditional Owners, all those involved in or interested in threatened species recovery in north Queensland are welcome.

Event updates

Sawfish swimming

Threatened Species draws sell-out crowd


31 Mar 2023

Two days, 270-plus passionate, knowledgeable people and a lot of work ahead… With growing concerns about the number of threatened species in our region - from cassowaries, golden-shouldered parrots and sawfish to Mabi rainforest and ant plants – it’s no surpris

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Golden Shouldered Parrots

Spotlight on threatened species conservation


24 Feb 2023

Traditional owners, recovery teams, leading scientists and community advocates will gather in Cairns on   March 9-10 to share their knowledge on how to protect the region's remarkable flora and fauna. 

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