Established in 1968 the Townsville Branch is part of a state-wide organisation and has a long history of caring for our local environment and encouraging the community to understand and appreciate the wildlife and natural places that exist around our city and region. We have a special interest in the health and management of nearby national and environmental parks and in encouraging science-based and humane management and protection of wildlife in urban settings.
The Branch advocates strongly for the protection of coastal woodlands and rainforest and for sound coastal, reef and land management. It is an advocate for the conservation of threatened species and recently completed a two-year monitoring survey of the endangered mahogany glider.
The Branch runs a program of field trips, open to interested members of the public, in order to enjoy and learn about our natural environment.