Help CLOSE Koala Park Sanctuary in Sydney, Australia


One of Australia’s oldest animal parks, Koala Park Sanctuary in the north-western Sydney suburb of west Pennant Hills, has pleaded guilty to three charges of ill treatment of their animals. This is on top of receiving numerous other defects over the years from Department of Primary Industries which placed defect notices to the park for ageing and dirty animal exhibits,

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Kangaroos blamed for road kill, and for eating crops


We’re concerned about farmers’ attitude and lack of compassion for kangaroos; that kangaroos are causing accidents and killing people in car accidents… article published in The Age Nov 15, 2105. This is victim-blaming. What strategies prevent these accidents? There are few wildlife crossings, no continuous, interlinking wildlife corridors in Victoria, no technology to prevent such accidents. Kangaroos are not killers,

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Endangered Legless Lizards threatened by bulldozers


Endangered (and legless) lizard facing bulldozers on Melbourne’s fringe Populations of the endangered striped legless lizard in Melbourne’s outer west are set for destruction by bulldozer for new housing, and our Premier Daniel Andrews has dismissed any efforts to protect them! The species looks like a snake but its closest relative is the gecko, and is deemed endangered within Victoria and

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Kangaroo Island to “cull” kangaroos?


Environmentalists have raised concerns over the potential culling of kangaroos to accommodate a proposed $14 million golf course and resort on Kangaroo Island.  Contrary to their name, Kangaroo Island plans to have a “cull” of the animals that give the island it’s name! Programmed Turnpoint, the developer, wants the 18-hole links-style course on Kangaroo Island’s Dudley Peninsula. Australia’s most famous

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Perth’s lethal urban sprawl killing off Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos


Flocks of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos winging their way to their evening roost sites has been a familiar sight around Perth for decades. Their days are numbered! Updated research from BirdLife Australia shows that flocks are getting smaller as the population of these large, white-tailed, black-cockatoos declines each year. 600 people took part in Birdlife Australia’s Great Cocky Count, earlier this year,

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