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17 July, 2022

New national park for Tumoulin

A FOREST reserve home to towering rose gums, red stringybark, threatened species and the winding Millstream River has become Queensland’s newest national park.

New national park for Tumoulin - feature photo

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the former Tumoulin Forest Reserve, which encompasses 1,877 hectares, had now been given national park status.

“Tumoulin National Park has significant conservation values, including endangered remnant ecosystems containing wet sclerophyll forest,” she said. 

“It is also home to a number of threatened species including the yellow-bellied glider, magnificent broodfrog and the southern species of rufous owl. 

“I’d like to thank the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group for their ongoing efforts in protecting and monitoring populations of the yellow-bellied glider, which is a great example of citizen science.” 

Wildlife ecologist Dr John Winter has volunteered with the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group for years and said he was thrilled the reserve would now be a national park.


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