Tag Archives: urban sprawl

Urban sprawl threatens Southern Brown Bandicoots- Western Port Bay

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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 incompetent

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Ecologist Hans Brunner’s response to the DEWLP Southern Brown Bandicoot Implementation Plan

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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 about

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De-listing of the Southern Brown Bandicoot- an act of vandalism to promote urban sprawl

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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 and

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Kangaroos must be “culled” for urban sprawl

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A wildlife “consultant” has called for a radical new plan to cull kangaroos along Melbourne’s urban fringe before there is any more housing development.  What’s “radical” about this solution to wildlife?  Due to lack of vision, foresight and planning, it means killing them! This new “plan” is about caving into the whims of property developers, and the plans of our

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Perth’s lethal urban sprawl killing off Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos

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Flocks of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos winging their way to their evening roost sites has been a familiar sight around Perth for decades. Their days are numbered! Updated research from BirdLife Australia shows that flocks are getting smaller as the population of these large, white-tailed, black-cockatoos declines each year. 600 people took part in Birdlife Australia’s Great Cocky Count, earlier this year,

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