4 results for month: 10/2012


Toolangi festival expects 200

21 Sep 12 @ 03:09pm by Elaine Phelan and Kimberley Seedy http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/toolangi-festival-expects-200/ ORGANISERS of a free camping festival in Toolangi State Forest this weekend say they are expecting at least 200 people. When the Leader visited the camp earlier today at least four dome tents had been erected behind a council-approved canvas shelter at the intersection of Monda Track and Myers Creek Rd. Central Highlands Action Group member Ben Baker told the Leader said the group was against logging in Toolangi and the destruction of the Leadbeater’s possum habitat. He was expecting 200 ...

VicForests posts loss after ‘challenging year

Leslie White |  September 13, 2012 http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2012/09/13/538471_latest-news.html TAXPAYER-OWNED native forest logging company VicForests has recorded another financial loss. Environment groups and Greens have said it is "staggering that VicForests gets free land and trees to cut down but still manages to make a loss" and it would be cheaper to send its employees "to Bali to retire" than to keep the entity alive. But VicForests says it is looking to the "future after a challenging year" and blamed the high Aussie dollar, global economic conditions and legal expenses for the loss. The 2011-12 financial year is set ...

A new home for you, possums

THE last three known remaining Leadbeater's possums from the Lake Mountain colony have been rescued following concern for their survival. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/a-new-home-for-you-possums/story-fn6bfkm6-1226273123396 State Wide From: Herald Sun February 17, 2012 12:00AM The possums, two young males and an adult female, were found last week and taken to Healesville Sanctuary. The move follows work by volunteers from the Friends of the Leadbeaters groups, who braved weather extremes over the past three winters to feed, monitor and ensure the animals' survival. Department of Sustainability and Environment project leader Bram Mason ...

Leadbeater’s Possum. YOU. ME. CARPARK. NOW! From Melbourne Zoo Debate

Catherine Deveny, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:40AM, Last night I did a Comedy Debate to celebrate the 150th birthday of Melbourne Zoo  To be honest I wasn’t thrilled to get the Leadbeater’s Possum. I thought to myself,  “How the hell is Melbourne’s noisiest atheist going to convince a bunch of inner city, latte drinking, Monthly reading, sarong wearing, ’let’s go out to a debate on a Wednesday night for a bit of culture’ audience to vote for a rat that eats their passionfruit, pees on their wisteria and makes sexy noises in their roof when they are trying to sleep to get a spot on some imaginary arc?” At least I could ...