QPWSQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service (Australia)
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During the spring/ summer, the period of major rainfall in this region, there are wide fluctuations in salinity levels at Cape Ferguson as a result of freshwater inputs from local rivers and creeks (QPWS 2000, Devlin & Brodie 2005).
As a first step towards implementing adaptive management, a comprehensive fire management system was introduced into the QPWS, Australia (Melzer and Clarke, 2003).
While anthropologists have previously documented this relationship between flying foxes and 'rainbows' (McKnight 1975:94; Wagner 2001:132-5), (5) and although many of those working for organisations such as QPWS now have some interest in 'Indigenous knowledge', it is unlikely that such an account would meet with an enthusiastic reception from QPWS staff if presented to them at a meeting such as the one discussed above.
With funds from the Threatened Species Network, volunteers were trained in mapping and biological survey techniques by members of the QPWS and the University of Queensland's Centre for Marine Studies and Biophysical Remote Sensing Group.
QPWS's obsessive catering for vehicular recreation has blinded it to its conservation responsibilities.
The trial period was selected on the basis of historical records collected by QPWS that suggested most koala fatalities occurred during these months.
Other Rainforest Indigenous participation in Wet Tropics tourism includes employment as QPWS rangers, the construction of boardwalks, and cultural heritage signs in national parks (e.g.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has seen a need for increased attention to Aboriginal site protection and cultural heritage management.