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Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum Inc v VicForests November 17 2017

Friends of Leadbeater's Possum has joined with 31 other environment groups today, calling on the Federal government to abolish the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs).The RFAs are agreements between state and federal governments that lock in access to public forests for logging and exempt the state based logging industries from federal environment laws.The twenty year agreements are set to expire in the coming years, with the East Gippsland RFA being the first agreement to expire in February 2017. We've joined with a coalition of groups calling on the RFAs to be scrapped and not rolled over.

FLBP signs on to joint statement on Regional Forest Agreements

Friends of Leadbeater's Possum has joined with 31 other environment groups today, calling on the Federal government to abolish the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs).The RFAs are agreements between state and federal governments that lock in access to public forests for logging and exempt the state based logging industries from federal environment laws.The twenty year agreements are set to expire in the coming years, with the East Gippsland RFA being the first agreement to expire in February 2017. We've joined with a coalition of groups calling on the RFAs to be scrapped and not rolled over.

Barnaby Joyce accused of pushing Leadbeater’s possum towards extinction

Friday 13 March, 2015, The Guardian: "The agriculture minister’s decision to choose paper sourced from forests logged in the possum’s habitat criticised by environmentalists"

The Age, Letters & Tandberg – Response to 6 March 2014

The environmentTony Abbott was going to plant trees to combat climate change. Now he threatens them by his cavalier attitude to our national parks. The ''green army'' will face confusion. Jean Tansey, Berwick   I think it is time we sent Mr Abbott the Dr Seuss book The Lorax. Bob Greaves, Mount Eliza   Next Mr Abbott will be telling us the Japanese whalers are the ''ultimate conservationists''. Annie Wilson, Inverloch   Change, variability (''Environment boss quits, drops bucket'', 6/3) … With the documented effects on weather patterns, oceans, ice caps, vegetation and fauna, it is clear that the correct phrase is climate crisis...

Don’t give up on Australia’s endangered species

It’s defeatist to say that some plants and animals should be allowed to become extinct. Here are five things we can do to help save them   David Lindenmayer  The Guardian, Thursday 20 March 2014http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/20/endangered-species-ecological-triange?view=desktop&commentpage=1Endangered: the leadbeater's possum. Photograph: Healesville SanctuaryRecently, there has been a lot of discussion in the scientific community about whether we should allow some species to go extinct. The argument put forward is that the number of endangered species is so great, it isn’t worth the resources to ...

Ecologist David Lindenmayer has monitored the same forest for over 30 years.

18 March, 2014 10:45AM AEST. David Lindenmayer. Broadcast date: Tuesday 18 March http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/03/18/3966103.htmDavid is a highly-awarded professor of ecology, but came close to making a career as a footballer in The Netherlands. Among his grand passions is the survival of the Leadbeater's Possum, the faunal emblem of Victoria. The possum, he says, is at risk of being 'monitored to extinction', which would be nothing short of an "environmental disgrace".David's latest enthusiasm is learning the complex and musical language of birds Related PhotosDavid ...

Forest activists ordered to rip down tree house

March 14, 2014   Beau Donellyhttp://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/forest-activists-ordered-to-rip-down-tree-house-20140314-34qji.html  Endangered: Hannah Patchett and others have been living in the Toolangi tree house to raise awareness about the threat of logging to the Leadbeater's possum. Photo: Simon SchluterConservationists have been ordered to rip down a tree house in a state forest north-east of Melbourne that was built to highlight the plight of Victoria's faunal emblem.Mansfield Magistrates Court ruled on Wednesday that the bright red tree house, built last year to protest against logging in the Toolangi State ...

Fragile corners of the state to be saved for wildlife emblems

Tom Arup. Environment editor, The Age.  March 13, 2014. http://www.theage.com.au/environment/fragile-corners-of-the-state-to-be-saved-for-wildlife-emblems-20140312-34mqz.htmlLeadbeater's possum and the helmeted honeyeater (inset) will be the chief beneficiaries. Photo: Justin McManusOne of Victoria's most precious and fragile patches of the environment, home for two of the state's endangered animal emblems, will be protected in a new conservation network.As part of efforts to restore flagging forest habitat, the state government has agreed to set up a new 2940-hectare ''conservation area''. This will draw under one umbrella several fragmented ...

Vic government timber business just chasing its tail

Wednesday 5 March 2014. www.afr.com I  The Australian Financial Review.Talking Point. Mathew Dunckley.Imagine a world where the state owns a school demolition business.  It roams the countryside knocking down perfectly fine public schools chosen by the state government.  This company then sells the rubble to merchants. Not that anyone really wants to buy it, so the school-dozing company barely breaks evendespite government subsidies.  The obscene arrangement is made on the basis that several hundred school rubble jobs are at stake.  This patently nuts.  It is also the world in which we live right now. In Victoria, state-owned ...

VicForests in middle of battle over possums and timber

James Campbell. Sunday Herald Sun. February 23, 2014 12:00AMhttp://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/vicforests-in-middle-of-battle-over-possums-and-timber/story-fni0fh8t-1226834677129 A leadbeater's possum at Healesville Sanctuary. Source: News LimitedIN the next few weeks the State Government will make a decision which is likely to seal the fates of leadbeater’s possums and Victoria’s native forest timber industry.The possum, a cute critter and since 1968 Victoria’s faunal emblem, is in a bad way. No one is sure how many of them managed to survive the Black Saturday bushfires, which, according to official estimates, ...