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Introducing the Queensland Threatened Plant Network (QTPN)

Introducing the Queensland Threatened Plant Network (QTPN)

Almost 800 native plant species are listed as threatened under Queensland legislation; of these, more than 70 per cent are endemic to the state.  Many of these face complex threats such as climate change, habitat loss and altered fire regimes. Some have been the subject of innovative and cross-disciplinary research and on-ground recovery, with this work being led by community-based environmental groups, First Nations people, Herbaria, State Government and QPWS Rangers managing the conservation estate.

To build upon these efforts, we would like to warmly announce the establishment of the Queensland Threatened Plant Network (QTPN) – a collaborative project brought about by the Queensland Government’s Threatened Species Program (TSP) and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC).  Through its vision of Queenslanders supporting threatened species to prosper in self-sustaining populations, now and into the future, the TSP has a strong focus on enabling and facilitating all Queenslanders to participate in threatened species recovery, a vison that ANPC shares. Essentially, QTPN aims to provide support to groups contributing to threatened plant recovery across the State, and to facilitate the formation of partnerships among those conserving our native flora.

Androcalva (Commersonia) inglewoodensis – Critically Endangered, Credit: Jason Halford

For those based in Queensland, this is an exciting opportunity for you and your organisation to become involved in a network working to achieve shared goals and outcomes through a collective, informed, and collaborative approach to advance threatened plant recovery in Queensland.

More information about the QTPN, including the benefits of membership, can be found at our new QTPN website.

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii – Vulnerable, Credit: Paul Donatiu