3 results for tag: Central Highlands


Vested interests’ are harming efforts to save the Leadbeater’s possum

Panel created to save Victoria's faunal emblem favours the logging industry, says Wilderness Society. Oliver Milman. theguardian.com Thursday 28 November 2013 14.24 AEST. The Leadbeater's possum is Victoria's faunal emblem. Photograph: guardian.co.uk A government-formed panel tasked with saving the Leadbeater’s possum is hopelessly conflicted and has already discarded proposals to change logging practices that are driving the animal to extinction, conservationists have claimed. Documents seen by Guardian Australia show the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group has picked a swath of conservation options including the installation of nest ...

A state of extinction?

December 7, 2012. Bridie Smith. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-state-of-extinction-20121206-2ay41.html Bushfires and logging have taken a terrible toll on the habitat of the rare Leadbeater's possum. How long can it survive? Bridie Smith and Tom Arup report. THE ground squelches underfoot, the forest a mass of branches criss-crossing between the slender trunks of mountain swamp gum and the ferny undergrowth. This is Leadbeater's possum country. And one of the tiny critters is about to get a rude awakening. It's late in the afternoon, but for the endangered nocturnal possum it's the middle of the night. Its round black eyes are fully alert by ...

Tree sit halts logging at Toolangi

Media release 16 January 2012 Central Highlands Action Group Tree sit halts logging at Toolangi More than 30 protesters are today halting logging operations at a large coupe on Yellowdindi rd in Toolangi state forest. “The clear-felling of native forest in this area has been an ongoing source of dismay for local residents and today’s protest is yet another cry out to be heard by the many who believe that this special area should be granted permanent protection” said spokesperson Emma-Jayne Heather. “These forests give us protection against climate change and provide habitat for native fauna which is such a feature of this area” said one ...