87 results for tag: Habitat Protection


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 ...

VicForests logs on

Posted on 16 December 2013.MyEnvironment members and supporters are calling for a review of logging laws after their failed appeal. 112190_01. Picture: KATH GANNAWAY. By KATH GANNAWAY http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-12-16/vicforests-logs-on/ENVIRONMENT group MyEnvironment has lost its appeal against a 2012 Supreme Court decision that found in favour of State Government logging arm VicForests. The decision paves the way for logging to resume in three Toolangi coupes that have been subject to an injunction for the past two years. It took just minutes on Tuesday, 10 December, for Appeal judges, Honourable Chief Justice ...

National park push goes on

By JESSE GRAHAM. 19th November 2013.http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-11-19/national-park-push-goes-on/MOMENTUM continued to build for a new national park in Toolangi last week, following a speech to environmental and anti-logging groups in Healesville.Wilderness Society Victorian campaigns manager Amelia Young spoke to members of Healesville Environment Watch Incorporated (HEWI), the Knitting Nannas of Toolangi (KNOT), My Environment, Mt Toolbewong Landcare Group, Friends of the Leadbeater’s Possum and other groups on Thursday 14 November.Speaking before the HEWI and Mt Toolbewong Landcare Group annual general meetin...

Tree change for possum protest

By JESSE GRAHAM. Posted on 19 November 2013.http://mountainviews.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2013-11-19/tree-change-for-possum-protest/ANTI-LOGGING is the centre of a young conservationist’s protest in Toolangi, which has seen her take to the treetops until the end of the year. Hannah Patchett began her vigil in a red tree house about 25 metres from the ground on Sunday 10 November in the forest, and plans to stay there until Christmas. The 20-year-old’s stay in the tree house, which borders a scheduled logging coupe, is to protest against clear-fell logging in areas where the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum lives. “I’ve chosen ...

Animals going extinct while millions in funding go squandered Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animals-going-extinct-while-millions-in-funding-go-squandered-20131125-2y65s.html#ixzz2s1ma8r1X

November 26, 2013. Peter Hannam -Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald.http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/animals-going-extinct-while-millions-in-funding-go-squandered-20131125-2y65s.html Not all hope lost: Efforts to save the yellow-footed rock wallaby have had some success. Photo: Natalie Grono Animals are going extinct and millions of dollars in Australian endangered species funding are being squandered because of poor planning and monitoring, leading environmental scientists say. If data on the welfare of an endangered species is collected, it is rarely analysed or acted on, said David Lindenmayer, one of the ...