Category Archives: Environment

Pacific Highway to bulldoze through koala habitat, thanks to new “Environment” Minister Josh Frydenberg

A nationally significant koala population could be wiped out within a couple of decades after the federal government approved an upgrade of the Pacific Highway that bisects a key colony, environment groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new “Environment” and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway’s new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19. Despite taking the

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Wildlife carers quitting after 30 years due to DELWP’s hostility towards kangaroos

Kangaroos nursed back to health after a planned fire escalated out of control now face a cull on the orders of the same department that ordered the burn. The very same department, DELWP, responsible for the care of wildlife, actually turned tail and permitted a “cull” of kangaroos, despite being tirelessly and lovingly nursed back to health by wildlife carers!

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Kangaroos are essential land managers – naturalist Bob McDonald

Kangaroos and their Kin as Essential Land Managers, Fire Fuel Reducers and Preservers of Water Quality Bob McDonald. Australia was ‘settled’ with a European academic and nobleman’s dream of cultivating ‘wastelands’. Kangaroos were, and still are, mistakenly seen as ‘the stock’ of Aboriginal people – the key to their diet. The evidence from their eating places and stories shows the

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My response to the original draft by Dr. Jeff Yugovic, Jan, 2012: “LOOKING AFTER THE BUSH: ECOSYSTEMS NEED PREDATORS”.

My response to the original draft by Dr. Jeff Yugovic, Jan, 2012: “LOOKING AFTER THE BUSH: ECOSYSTEMS NEED PREDATORS”. Dr. Jeff Yugovic, a highly respected botanist, insists that “Ecosystems need predators”, as he is seriously concerned that the browsing by ring-tail possums threatens to destroys all of the tree canopies on the Mornington Peninsula and declares it to be a

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

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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Wildlife Corridors essential for kangaroos and other wildlife

ACT’s misguided lethal “management” of kangaroos The decision to kill nearly 2000 eastern grey kangaroos across 10 nature reserves is a bid to “protect biodiversity and minimise impact on critical grassland and woodlands”, according to ACT “ecologist” Daniel Iglesias. It’ cruel and blatant hypocrisy. Kangaroos are native animals and that’s why they should be safe on “nature reserves”! Protect biodiversity

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