Where’s the environmental extremists now that Belconnen is being “developed” for housing?

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Despite the massive “cull” of kangaroos, 2008, there’s new housing “developments” planned for Belconnen. Sections of the site are listed for its natural heritage as habitat for the endangered Golden Sun Moth. The site also contains the only known location of the threatened Ginninderra Peppercress, a small perennial herb.   514 healthy kangaroos including pouched joeys and at-foot joeys were killed

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West Wimmera- “growing” kangaroo numbers a threat to “public safety”

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Dear Councillors, I am concerned about the report that West Wimmera Shire councillors believe an increased kangaroo population is becoming a public safety issue.  Councillors are floating the idea of a culling program. Surely kangaroos are in danger of traffic?  With increasing numbers of people and trucks on our roads, it’s horrendous to travel on our country roads and see

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The Bramble Cay melomys- our newest mammal extinction

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The Bramble Cay melomys was first discovered by Europeans when, in April 1845, Lieutenant Yule, Commander of the HMS Bramble, and his crew encountered the cay supporting this rodent population (Limpuset al.1983, Ellison 1998). The species was then apparently in high densities and seamen from aboard this vessel sought recreation by shooting the “large rats” with bows and arrows.  (image:

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Ecologist Hans Brunner’s response to the DEWLP Southern Brown Bandicoot Implementation Plan

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To: James Todd | Director Knowledge and Decision Systems | Biodiversity Division Environment & Climate Change | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Level 2, 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Dear James, In spite of the massive input that has already been done for the Southern Brown Bandicoot implementation plan, I still have some serious doubt about

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