Total land protected: 1,485,976 hectares
Area: 59,000 hectares
Location: Central Qld 200km south of Emerald
Abutting Queensland's Carnarvon Gorge National Park, this is one of the few remaining strongholds for woodland species largely lost to the rest of eastern Australia. Of almost 200 animal species found so far, at least 12 are threatened, including the nationally endangered Northern Quoll.
Area: 233,000 hectares
Location: Western Qld 470km south of Mt Isa
Its catchments channel life-giving flood waters into the Mulligan River, and its wetlands are used by a host of waterbirds. On the edge of the Simpson Desert, it protects gibber plains, red sandy dune fields, semi-permanent waterholes, Coolabah woodlands, and one of the richest reptile assemblages on earth.
Area: 4 hectares
Location: 100km south of Brisbane
Once part of the extensive rainforests of south-east Queensland, it's now a rare remnant of forest cover. A small reserve bequested to us by local beekeeper and flower grower, Dr Alex Griffiths, it plays an important role as a conservation buffer for the adjacent Nicoll Scrub National Park.
Area: 8,074 hectares
Location: Central Qld 140km north east of Longreach
Home to what scientists have called the most significant natural springs for global biodiversity in the entire Great Artesian Basin. Fed by water travelling underground for hundreds of kilometres, these isolated springs have given rise to the evolution of more than two dozen species found nowhere else.
Area: 215,500 hectares
Location: Western Qld, 640km south of Mt Isa
In the north of the Simpson Desert, Ethabuka is a haven for desert wildlife. Home to a wetland system of national significance, brimming with shrimps, fish and waterbirds following good rains. It also has one of the richest lists of reptile species in Australia, including Australia’s largest goanna, the Perentie.
Area: 8.2 hectares
Location: 50km north of Port Douglas
Rescued from developers in 1993, it's our only reserve in Queensland's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The most striking feature is its fan palms, which grow up to 15 metres tall and form a dense canopy in the mesophyll vine forest. Elsewhere, much of this vegetation type has been cleared for farming.
Area: 593 hectares
Location: Central Qld 275km west of Rockhampton
In the heart of Queensland’s Brigalow Belt bioregion. Taking their name from the long-lived, silvery wattle known as brigalow, the once extensive Brigalow Belt shrublands have fallen prey to large-scale land clearance. Now, just 6% remains with only 2% protected in conservation reserves.
Area: 869,822 hectares
Location: 300km north-west of Cairns
Olkola Country encompasses a diversity of habitats including important wetlands, riparian zones and open woodlands. Its healthy woodlands and grasslands are the largest remaining stronghold for the endangered Golden-shouldered Parrot (Alwal) – an important totemic species. We supported the development of Olkola's ten-year strategic Healthy Country Plan and continue to work together on a long-term project to protect Alwal, supporting Olkola to lead the National Recovery Team.
Area: 56,000 hectares
Location: Western Queensland
Established as a sanctuary to protect what was, at the time, the only known population of endangered Night Parrots in the world.
Area: 475 hectares
Location: 130km north west of Bundaberg
Protects intact Queensland coastal and riparian forest that's been dramatically cleared to make way for development. Has some very special neighbours including the Loggerhead Turtle – among the biggest marine turtles on earth – and the rare Grey Goshawk, which has been spotted on the reserve.
Area: 43,500 hectares
Location: Far North Qld 130km south of Cairns
Located in a biodiversity hotspot, this important conservation area is a stronghold for 39 regional ecosystems, some not protected anywhere else in the country. Yourka Reserve is part of the Einasleigh Uplands and nestles up against Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.