Which Queenslanders will take the first field of greens in 2018?
A field of green is being unveiled in Brisbane’s CBD as part of a massive conservation effort to protect the state’s wildlife.
The Queensland Government is partnering with conservation groups to mark the milestone on Friday, as part on the state of Queensland’s Greenbelt.
There are more than 70 conservation areas across the state and many of them are not known for the best of conditions.
But the state government is looking to create the first of many fields of green.
Queensland’s Green Belt is an area of land within the state where the government aims to conserve the species of birds and animals that inhabit it.
“There are some species that we’re working with to get a better understanding of what’s happening, how they’re doing, and what’s going on,” Environment Minister Brad Hazzard said.
Qld Environment Minister Dr Brad Hizzard said the green field would be the first time birds would be on the green.
“We’ve done it a couple of times,” Dr Hazzards said.
“And it’s a really good example of how conservation can be really successful.”
The conservation of native birds has been a long-running issue in Queensland.
During the 1990s, Queensland lost more than 300 birds to the feral cat population, which caused severe damage to habitat and threatened the state.
In 2016, the state lost more birds than it did fish.
Since then, the Queensland Government has introduced the Biodiversity Protection Act to protect native birds and has also invested $250 million into the Great Barrier Reef.
Dr Hazzands’ department is now working with the Australian Conservation Foundation to develop the field.
It is expected that the green will be open to visitors in 2019.
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