Press Releases

Coal seam gas alarm raised

The irreversible damage that mining for coal seam gas can wreak on cropping land through subsidence was a highlight of a scientific paper published by four members of The Royal Society of Queensland in its 2022 annual Proceedings. Lead author […]

Tide of evidence shows that the Reef is in need of our help

On Sunday 7 January, The Sunday Mail published an opinion piece from Graham Young, Executive Director of the Australian Institute for Progress, under the title “Our Reef’s still Great, unlike a lot of the research about it”. The newspaper published […]

Five Million Hectares published – a story of science-led expansion of Queensland’s national park estate

Paul Sattler OAM, former President of the Society, has published his professional memoirs, chronicling in particular the expansion of Queensland’s national park estate in the 1990s. The 219-page information-packed work is recommended reading for any person interested in biodiversity conservation, […]

Research Trust Fund open for tax-deductible donations

A new fund to support research by scientists and naturalists has been launched. The Fund is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible (subject to usual ATO conditions). Potential donors and project applicants are invited to visit the Research […]