Suing for Owls media

Environment group wins legal battle to protect habitat for threatened powerful, sooty, masked owls

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Powerful Owl in Canberra's Haig Park

The settlement was a significant win for the Powerful Owl, Ms Redwood said. Supplied: Geoffrey Dabb

The Victorian Government has agreed to set aside 2,000 hectares of forest in East Gippsland to help protect three threatened species of owl.

Environment East Gippsland took legal action against the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and state-owned VicForests over the issue.

Environment East Gippsland settles with Victorian DELWP over owls

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Sooty Owl

Done deal: An agreement between the State Government, VicForests and Environment East Gippsland will see increased measures to protect the threatened sooty owl.

LOGGING will be put on hold in parts of Victoria’s forests to protect three species of threatened owl.