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When geckos attack

Thirteen new fauna species were added to the Yourka species list thanks to a week of survey work in late May. The additions included four mammals, five amphibians and four reptiles, including this feisty little gecko, who likes to punch well above his weight. Read more »

(Little) man on a mission

The billabongs of Sunday Creek valley are a well-known feature of Yourka Reserve in far north Queensland, so when our friends from the Australian and New Guinea Fishes Association (​ANGFA) recently told us that there were feral fish present in the one below the Yourka shed we were a bit disappointed. Read more »

University of Qld students are reserve-bound

The iROOS are a group of motivated UQ undergraduates who spend their uni holidays volunteering to gain practical skills and experience to complement their studies in environmental, ecological and zoological sciences. Not satisfied to just catch and count critters, the students also help with fencing, weed control and erosion mitigation works in an effort to broaden their skillsets and develop an applied understanding of conservation land management. What’s… Read more »

Seasons Greetings from Yourka Reserve

2015 began with a shared sense of relief and foreboding. You might remember that last Christmas Paul was helping our Parks neighbours to undertake much-needed ecological burns to our Northeast. Well, sometime around Christmas Eve when fire crews were enjoying a bit of down-time with family, conditions changed and that fire jumped a cleared break, a fenceline and two creeks to find it’s way into Yourka Reserve. … Read more »

Walk a mile in her shoes

Our bequest supporter reserve trips allow us to showcase our work and thank supporters directly for the foresight of leaving gifts in their Wills. They're also a chance for bequest supporters to meet like-minded souls and for us to get to know these special people on a personal level.  Read more »

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