The Scenic Rim is a fertile, mountainous part of Australia due to the volcanoes that erupted here more than 20 million years ago combined with our proximity to the coast. It harbours several kinds of rainforest and eucalyptus forests, mallee heathland, other mountain heathlands, tea-tree wetlands, mountain streams with riparian forest, swamps and other wildlife habitats. It is thus one of the highest biodiversity regions in Australia. Several important conservation areas are within its boundaries, the largest being Lamington National Park (over 20,000 hectares). Iconic species such as kangaroo, koala, platypus, kookaburra, wedge-tailed eagle and lyrebird live here as well as many lesser-known creatures, and some highly endangered ones such as the Coxen’s figparrot and the northern race of the eastern bristle bird (pictured above).
Our primary aims are to:
- Enhance the awareness of local residents and others of the wonderful diversity of wildlife in our region, the fascinating behaviours and ecological interactions they display, and the curious, appealing and simply beautiful and appearance of so many
- Collect and collate information relevant to conservation management
- Promote an understanding in all sections of the local community of the needs of wildlife in our region and what individuals, governments and businesses can do to ensure the survival of our wildlife well into the future.
- Present information and recommendations to relevant companies, local, state and federal governments and international bodies such as the IUCN concerning the long term conservation of wildlife and their habitats.
The Wildlife Expo which is held some years showcases the diversity of our wildlife and gives locals and visitors the opportunity to see live bettongs, quolls and other native animals, wildlife artists with work-in-progress, wildlife carers, birding groups, wildlife identification, children’s activities and much more.
|Address||Meetings and events are held at various location – see the branch website for details|
|Contact||Email the secretary or phone Ronda on 07 5544 1283|