Protected wildlife – Any thoughts?

The State Government is now seeking feedback to a discussion paper that will form the basis for a review of the management of Queensland’s native fauna and plant life.

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles says the Department is now seeking the community’s feedback to help us improve conservation outcomes and remove unnecessary regulatory burden.

“The government’s continued role in protected animal management aims to reflect community interests while conserving nature.

“It is about protecting our unique and diverse wildlife, while allowing for ecologically sustainable use of protected animals.”

The last comprehensive review of protected wildlife regulations in Queensland was undertaken in 2004.

“Since then, there have been significant improvements in the understanding of protected species and management approaches,” Dr Miles said.

The paper outlines the current issues, trends and options for improving the management of protected animals in Queensland.

For more information and to access the discussion paper, visit http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/wildlife-permits/framework-review/.

Submissions close on Friday 29 July, 2016 at 5pm and can be submitted via mail or electronically at [email protected]