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
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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
To: James Todd | Director Knowledge and Decision Systems | Biodiversity Division Environment & Climate Change | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Level 2, 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Dear James, In spite of the massive input that has already been done for the Southern Brown Bandicoot implementation plan, I still have some serious doubt aboutRead more
Delisting of the Southern Brown Bandicoot The Director Marine and Freshwater Species Conservation Section Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division Department of the Environment PO Box 787 Canberra ACT 2601 I’ve been involved with Southern Brown Bandicoots (SBB) for more than 40 years. I live in Frankston where I remember SBBs all over the Mornington Peninsula, in the Frankston area andRead more
Fraser Island provides the last opportunity to secure the protection of pure- bread Dingoes. It is therefore our obligation to look after them as we look after elephants, tigers, lions, rhinos,monkeys etc. While we spend millions of dollars on these exotic species we not only neglect our on iconic dingoes, we actually demonize them and especially so on Fraser Island.Read more
Why Dog Walking should not be allowed in wildlife reserves. Most people believe that walking dogs in a nature reserve can do no harm to wildlife. However, at least half of the people do not keep their dog or dogs on a leash. Also, too many people do not pick up their dog’s droppings resulting in unpleasant encounters. These droppingsRead more