Category Archives: land clearing

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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Koalas could soon be wiped out in areas of Queensland and NSW – are you going to do something?

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Dear Minister Frydenberg, I am writing to you on behalf of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council. WWF works to conserve Australia’s plants and animals, by ending land clearing, addressing climate change, and preserving and protecting our fresh water, marine and land environments. WWF has

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Koala habitat being cleared, mined and “developed”, with impotent environmental protection laws

Almost all the Australians are aware of the Koalas existence and they associate Koalas as one of the most native animals. We consider Koalas to be one of the national symbols of Australia, along with Kangaroos.  They are iconic animals. The koala is featured in the Dreamtime stories and mythology of indigenous Australians. The Tharawal people believed that the animal

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Urban sprawl threatens Southern Brown Bandicoots- Western Port Bay

Ecologist- Hans Brunner: Bandicoots, the problems and the answer. My concern is the survival of bandicoots (SBB) east of Melbourne and especially within the biosphere region around Western Port Bay. This is the site where during the last twenty odd years 95 % of them were lost. The reason for the loss of the SBBs was the combination of incompetent

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“We’ve put the firestick in the wrong hands”- modern bushfire management

Indigenous people’s deep knowledge of the bush and their use of fire to manage the land is the key to modern bushfire management.  Writer John Schauble, for The Age, (16th Feb, 2016) claims that “one of the first things English navigator James Cook noted was smoke. The immediate significance to Cook was not that this was a continent on fire,

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