Petition for a Great Forest National Park for Victoria

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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Regional friends of wildlife release April 2015

HABITAT LOSS, SHOOTING, CARS, DOGS, FENCES ARE THE REAL STORY BEHIND CANBERRA KANGAROO NUMBERS AS NEW ‘CULL’ SET Kangaroos in the ACT persist in anything approaching natural densities in only 15 percent of their former habitat, according to a 2014 report. This exposes as false, government claims to the public that kangaroos are ‘overabundant’ and in numbers that top the

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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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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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