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 science-based and humane 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 currently runs a program of field trips (at which non-members are welcome) to places of interest around the district in order to enjoy and learn about our natural environment. It is currently engaged in a monitoring project for the endangered mahogany glider north of the city. Please contact us for further enquiries or information.
Dates for 2018 field trips are: 25 February, 25 March, 22 April, 20 May, 23-24 June, 29 July, 19 August, 23 September, 21 October, 25 November. (These are not set in concrete – occasional changes may be made)
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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.