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Possum protection under investigation

November 2, 2012, The Age , Tom ArupThe federal government is reviewing whether Victoria breached a national forestry deal by not properly protecting Leadbeater’s possum, the state’s endangered faunal emblem, from logging. In a letter to federal independent MP Tony Windsor, Environment Minister Tony Burke said his department was reviewing documents from a recent Supreme Court  case over three proposed logging coupes near Toolangi from state-owned timber company VicForests. Mr Burke said that, if necessary, the department would then consult with the federal forestry department to see whether a regional forestry agreement for Victoria’s central ...