ABOUT THE TOWNSVILLE BRANCH
The Townsville Branch has a long history of caring for our local environment and encouraging the community to understand and appreciate the wildlife and natural places that exist within our city boundaries and immediate surrounds. Of special interest are the health and management of nearby national and environmental parks (such as at the Town Common or on Magnetic Island). We have also been active in encouraging sound management of urban flying-fox colonies and promoting better understanding of their importance and conservation needs.
Further afield the Branch has a strong interest in the protection of coastal woodlands and rainforest, the protection of Hinchinbrook Island and Channel, and broader coastal, reef and land management issues. It is an advocate for the conservation of threatened species such as the dugong, snubfin dolphin, mahogany glider and cassowary.
The Branch is currently running a program of field trips (on the third or fourth Sunday of the month) to places of interest around the district in order to enjoy and learn about our natural environment. Any interested members of the public are most welcome to join us.
Dates for 2017 field trips are: 19 February, 19 March, 23 April, 21 May, 2 July, 23 July, 19-20 August, 24 September, 22 October, 19 November. (These are not set in concrete – some changes may be made)
The Branch also supports a Quoll Seekers group which forms part of WQ’s Quoll Seekers Network. The Townsville-based group conducts regular monitoring and mapping surveys of local Northern Quoll populations during autumn and winter, when the animals are most active. Please email us if you would like to take part or receive regular news of quoll survey trips.
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NB: FOR INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE PLEASE CONTACT NQ WILDLIFE CARE ON 0414 717374.
We have a few copies left of this 26-minute DVD and booklet which documents the story of the Pied imperial-pigeon colony on North Brook Island (east of Hinchinbrook).
EMAIL US now to order your copy, $15 each (free local delivery or add $3 postage).
All profits go towards keeping this important project alive into the future.