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In good news for our national parks, an outback Queensland cattle station has been purchased by the state government in what is being described as one of the largest and most environmentally significant acquisitions in recent history.

The ABC reports the sale of Vergemont Station, a 352,589-hectare property near Longreach, was purchased in a philanthropic partnership with The Nature Conservancy which brokered an anonymous $21 million donation for the sale.

This latest property sale follows the acquisition of Tonkoro and Melrose stations in January to expand existing national parks and protected areas.

The addition of the three properties adds 555,589 hectares to Queensland's national parks, reserves and protected areas!

The purchase of this land will allow for a conservation corridor for endangered and vulnerable species like the night parrot and the yellow-footed rock-wallaby.

Read the full story here.

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