Protecting our animals
The way in which we protect the places where native animals are mostly likely to breed is currently under the microscope in Queensland.
The Department of Environment and Science is reviewing the regulatory framework for protected animals – and is currently turning their attention to ensuring animal breeding places and the animals that occupy them are managed effectively and sustainably.
What is an animal breeding place?
Animal breeding places are locations commonly used by an animal to incubate or rear its offspring. Some species do not breed every year and require specific environmental or climatic conditions – like the famous Julia Creek dunnart. Others, like micro bats, can establish breeding places in areas like residential buildings where some disturbance is tolerated.
What role do councils play?
Local government is a key stakeholder in protecting and preserving our environment and is one of the major investors in natural resource management in Queensland.
They employ over 600 staff – from environmental education officers, turtle rangers to pest and weed managers – across the State to support their work.
How can councils have their say?
Feedback and commentary on the Consultation Paper can be provided to the LGAQ until Tuesday 2 October.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, PH: Kristy Gooding, Lead – Natural Assets and NRM on 1300 542 700.
What should councils look for?
The simplification of regulatory requirements to ensure health and safety threats can be managed expediently is expected to be a key drawcard for local government.
Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006
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