Category Archives: native birds

Cassowary – the decline of the World’s Most Dangerous Bird

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The southern cassowary is the world’s third largest bird. It is one of Australia’s largest land animals and plays a unique role in the ecology of the World Heritage listed rainforests of tropical Australia. They stand between 1.5-2 metres in height and both sexes are similar in appearance. Adults are striking with their glossy black plumage and bright blue neck

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Petition: Protect our native waterbirds – Ban duck shooting!

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Please help our native waterbirds by lobbying to put an end to this cruelty and ban recreational duck shooting once and for all. US ballistics expert and duck shooter, Tom Roster, has shown that at least one in four birds targeted are not killed but wounded (this figure was recognised by Victoria’s Department of Sustainability and Environment) Shotguns spray hundreds

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Orange-Bellied parrots – disease threat

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The Federal Government is attempting to speed up action over a fatal disease in Australia’s most critically endangered wild bird, the orange-bellied parrot. The Beak and Feather Disease virus is known to be present in common species, ­including sulphur-crested cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets. Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews said he wanted to boost the parrot’s captive population as part of

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Petition for a Great Forest National Park for Victoria

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To: Premier Daniel Andrews Petition for a Great Forest National Park for Victoria Dear Premier and Ministers of Victoria Victoria urgently needs a comprehensive, representative national park and conservation system. Major threats to nature such as habitat loss land degradation, invasive species, logging, harmful fire regimes, over-grazing, modified water flows still persist. 1 Precious habitat remnants are being bulldozed for

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Please reject burning and subsidising of native forest wood as renewable energy

Burning native forest wood for energy is not clean, renewable or green. Australian Government policy is currently not to allow renewable energy subsidies for native forest wood, but this is under threat. Further, logging native forest makes it MORE fire prone. It does NOT reduce risk. (image: torched and charred wildlife) The woodchipping industry views burning native forest for electricity

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