Category Archives: Threatened species

AWPC writes to Melbourne Water re threat to de-tree Lee St Frankston retardant basin wildlife corridor

Letter from Craig Thomson, President AWPC Dated 23 January 2017. Subject: Lee st Retarding Basin Frankston Addressed to: (Biodiversity Officer at Frankston Council), (Minister for Police and Water) (email address for Melbourne Water retardant basin upgrades). The Australian Wildlife Protection Council understands and recognise the needs to protect our communities from potential danger. We are also aware

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Human Waste Impacts Wildlife in Cruel Ways

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 Ocean

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Why this is important The Dingo plays an extremely important role in our Eco-System. Dingoes are in fact native. They keep other herbivores in a natural balance… In a natural environment, Dingoes prefer to eat rabbits, roos, ferals, introduced species etc..Not Stock… They “Do Not” kill just for the hunt, like so many ignorant people assume!! Dingoes control kangaroos and

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Koala extinction? Protection is being watered down!

According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there is currently no legislation, anywhere in the country, that can protect Koalas and Koala habitat in Australia. The listing of the koala as “vulnerable” under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in 2012 changed nothing. This is supposed to be the premier law for protecting Australia’s environment, yet it is powerless. The

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Kakadu bushfire sparked by ‘controlled burn’

Kakadu is a timeless place – beautiful and diverse beyond belief. It’s home to more than 2,000 plant species and some of the most charismatic animals around. Within the vast landscapes, there are six main landforms. These landforms are home to a range of plants and animals, endemic to Kakadu. Kakadu National Park supports an astonishing array of animals, and

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