Among the many threats to wildlife one of the most insidious is human pollution. The external and internal injuries sustained by wildlife going about their daily feeding routines are unimaginable and certainly under reported with most cases not documented. Wildlife rescuers on the Mornington Peninsula were confronted with an upsetting case this month. Local rescuer, Brenda Marmion, of Crystal OceanRead more
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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 hasRead more
More than 2,600 Kangaroos to be violently slaughtered in 2017, based on what’s condemned by wildlife carers as fraudulent flawed Acts, Plans. and Strategies. The closures will start from Wednesday, May 17, in Canberra and Googong Foreshores. This carnage will occur at 12 sites, closed for what’s ironically, and contradictorily called a “conservation cull”. The sites are Mulligans Flat NatureRead more
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 incompetentRead more
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 aRead more
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 killedRead more