Author Archives: awpc editor

We demand that the genocide of wildlife in Queensland, by land clearing, ends

TO: The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Premier of Queensland Hon Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef The Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC) is a non-profit charity founded in 1969 by Arthur Queripel and incorporated in 1981. Registered Charity A0012224D/ ABN 85240279616 The committee and members are appalled

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Wombat mange – progress being made towards recovery

Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites, common external parasites found in companion canines. Some mange mites are normal residents of an animal’s skin and hair follicles, while others are not. All mites can cause mild to severe skin infections if they proliferate. Unless Mange is treated the infestation progresses and eventually the wombat is

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NSW guilty of koala habitat vandalism

Sent to: Minister for Environment, NSW Gabrielle Upton, Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian Dear Premier and Minister, I am writing on behalf of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council, a group that’s been in operation since 1969 as a voice for wildlife, and issues relating to their conservation and welfare. We are horrified and deeply concerned to read a report in

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Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary – expansive, ambitious and visionary

Work is underway at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary north-west of Alice Springs to create a feral animal-free zone by building a 44-kilometre fence. It has been described as the largest feral cat eradication project in the world, and will eventually span 100,000 hectares. It’s ambitious, audacious and visionary. Australian Wildlife Conservancy want to get rid of feral cats. At the moment

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New trade deal- kangaroo meat for Peru?

This email has been sent to various government departments and officials in Peru, and continue to be sent. Dear Our organisation, Australian Wildlife Protection Council,  is concerned about the  new trade talks last month (May), to advance the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) with the sale of kangaroo and beef. Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia President Ray Borda said  the

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