More than $730,000 in funding for threatened species research

Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation The Honourable Leanne Linard
  • Nine research projects will share in more than $730,000 in funding to enhance the recovery and protection of threatened species including glossy-black cockatoos, seahorses, frogs, brush-tailed rock wallabies, palm cockatoos and the endangered night parrot
  • The funding has been awarded under the Miles Government’s Queensland Threatened Species Program which supports research projects that focus on increasing knowledge of threatened species and help with their recovery in the wild

The endangered glossy-black cockatoo is one of the species that will benefit from funding aimed at improving the protection and recovery of threatened flora and fauna species in Queensland.

The Miles Government has awarded more than $730,000 in funding to nine research projects under its Queensland Threatened Species Research Grants program.

Announcing the funding today, Environment Minister Leanne Linard said grants of up to $100,000 were offered to support research projects focused on improving knowledge of Queensland’s threatened flora and fauna species and assisting with their recovery in their natural habitats.

A key focus of these research projects is to identify the main threats being faced by the threatened species and develop actionable ways to mitigate these threats.

Nine research projects were successful in receiving funding. The projects include research on species such as glossy-black cockatoos, seahorses, frogs, reptile species in the Southern Brigalow Belt, brush-tailed rock wallabies, palm cockatoos and the endangered night parrot.

Quotes attributable to Environment Minister, Leanne Linard:

“Queensland is the most bio-diverse state in Australia.

“But sadly, more than 1000 species are currently listed as threatened under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act.

“That’s why the Miles Government is investing significantly to enhance and protect our important ecosystems and biodiversity.

“This round of the Queensland Threatened Species Research Grants provides vital funding to universities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will safeguard some of our state’s most endangered animal and plant species.

“By partnering with these organisations, we can tap into their vast research experience to improve our understanding of the threats being faced by our threatened species to ensure they survive for generations to come.”

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