Threatened Species

New Quoll Quota

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

New legislative measures for Tiger Quolls are coming in thick and fast, with upgraded "protection" at both State and Federal level. Following the new Action Statement at State level last year, the Feds announced on May 17 that Tiger Quolls are in deep trouble and should be upgraded to "endangered".


Friday, April 9, 2004

After weeks of planning, driving and bushwalking by Environment East Gippsland volunteers about 1,000 ha of the forest at Little Ada River should be protected.

Now that we have a new, oh-so-slightly improved Quoll Action Statement under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, we've been organising hair tubing camps to find Quolls. Each quoll in high value habitat, should receive up to 1,000 ha of protected forest around it.

Quolls need friends

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Do you want to help save the Quoll?

Then read on.

After years of being officially threatened while being un-officially flattened, Spot-tailed Quolls now get a new altered but still inadequate protection plan under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

Experimental Quoll killing

Wednesday, July 31, 2002

After the success of Japans scientific whaling, WAs scientific ringtail possum logging (see p.6) and Victorias scientific potoroo logging, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to drop poison baits in the Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas in the Kosciuszko National Park to see if it kills the known Quoll colony there, while targeting wild dogs.

Still using flawed figures

Saturday, May 4, 2002

The figures are as flawed as they have been for the past 30 years and this 'solution' is only pushing the problem further down the track. In not too many years, the government might be forced to admit to another stuff-up - too late. In the meantime, they'll be going hammer and tong as ever on the woodchip front.  

Polishing the turd - The 5 yearly review of the EG RFA

Thursday, January 10, 2002

he promised five yearly review of the East Gippsland RFA looks like being delayed another year. Its shaping up to be a rank job an attempt to sanitise whats totally on the nose. The States do their own assessment, pretend theyve honoured their environmental duty, have token public input, give themselves a tick, and dont dare invite any independent third party audits. Both Labor and the Coalition continue to pretend their RFAs are scientific, sweet and rosy, but theyre only fooling themselves.

Quoll's extinction looms

Sunday, September 2, 2001

It's not guns and hunting like it was with the Thylacine, but the Spot-tailed (Tiger) Quoll is knowingly being annihilated by logging, poisoning and NRE's latest "protection" plans.

Spot-tailed Quolls, the largest meat-eating marsupials surviving on the mainland, are on a slippery slide to extinction. They have gone >from rare to vulnerable to endangered in Victoria in just the last 10 years! However, the Victorian government's measures to protect the Spot-tailed Quoll have been weakened in a draft rewriting of the 1992 Action Plan.

Dingo Creek rainforest

Monday, July 2, 2001

An inquiry is slowly cranking up into how many trees really are out there, compared to how many the government have promised. Meanwhile, important areas of acknowledged conservation value are being clearfelled to meet the demands of the logging industry.

Nationally significant.

Dingo Creek could become the next icon area to fight for. NRE knows it and wants to destroy it quickly.