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Leadbeater’s Possum Draft National Recovery Plan Submission Cut-off Date is May 20 2016
May 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The best chance for the survival of the Leadbeater’s Possum is to stop logging native forests in Victoria’s Central Highlands.
The mountain ash forests of Victoria are truly special places. With the largest flowering trees in the world, these forests are home to the Leadbeater’s Possum, Victoria’s state faunal emblem. The Leadbeater’s Possum was uplisted to critically endangered last year. The continued logging of their homes, the mountain ash forests of Victoria, means that they are at risk of becoming extinct. We don’t want to see that happen, we have to protect the Leadbeater’s Possum and their habitat to make sure we don’t lose our State Emblem.
The Leadbeater’s Possum Draft National Recovery Plan has been prepared by the federal Dept of Environment. When finalised it will replace the original recovery plan (from 1997) which is now outdated. The long term objective of the plan is to increase the extent, quality and connectivity of current and future habitat to ensure the Leadbeater’s Possum has the best chance of surviving into the future. The Leadbeater’s Possum plan is incorporated under the federal EPBC Act.
We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to have your say. Your submission will automatically be sent for consideration to the Terrestrial Threatened Species Section, Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division, Department of the Environment. Submissions are due by 20 May 2016. If you need more information about the inquiry, click here.
Please note: the details required to make a submission are determined by the Parliament of Australia.
Read the draft report