Category Archives: Biodiversity

Great Forest National Park urgently needed

Great Forest National Park needs your pledge. Victoria is still far from having a comprehensive, adequate and representative national park and conservation system, and most major threats to nature identified in past reviews are still very much with us – habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, harmful fire regimes, over-grazing, modified water flows. Precious habitat remnants are being bulldozed for

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End the cruel slaughter of kangaroos on public reserves: Petition

Letter to: Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury Chief Minister Andrew Barr Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Simon Corbell by Frankie Seymour Queanbeyan, NSW The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has announced yet another slaughter of eastern grey kangaroos (EGKs) on its own nature reserves in the winter of 2015. The government claims, without any coherent supporting

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Victorian state emblem Leadbeater’s possum pushed closer to extinction

Victoria’s state animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s possum, is set to be formally recognised as being on the brink of extinction. But the state government has again stopped short of backing a new national park to protect the Leadbeater’s habitat, which conservationists and many scientists say is crucial to ensuring the species’ survival. The species lives primarily in the ash forests

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Vale Martin Copley AM, 1940-2014

On 30 July 2014, Australia lost one of its great conservationists and philanthropists when Martin Copley AM passed away. Martin was born in Britain and he became a successful insurance underwriter. He first visited Australia in 1966. In 1991 he purchased a property containing a large area of natural bushland at Chidlow, Western Australia, now the Karakamia Sanctuary, for conservation

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Dugongs and Sea Turtles are still being slaughtered in Australia under Native Title

author: Colin Riddell Many people don’t realize it, but The Native Title Act of 1993 section 211 still allows the hunting of endangered and vulnerable species within our country. You can follow the campaign live on Colinwhocares Riddell on facebook. Dugongs, turtles and over fifty other Australian animals are hunted and inhumanely slaughtered in large numbers, under the guise of

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