Threatened Species

Effects of fire on terrestrial biodiversity in Gippsland

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Achieving biodiversity objectives can be a challenging aspect of fire management because different flora and fauna species may require varied fire regimes in order to maintain viable populations, and trade-offs may be needed to satisfy other objectives. This report describes major findings of a project investigating the relationships between aspects of fire regimes on selected flora and fauna, using a space-for-time sampling approach. It was undertaken between 2010 and 2012 in two types of mixed-species forest common to East Gippsland in Victoria.

Leadbeater’s Action Statement

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Earlier this year the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group (LPAG) delivered its reports to the state government. The group had been established by the government to make recommendations to support “the recovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum while maintaining a sustainable timber industry”. The group included no specialist expertise, being composed entirely of government employees and representatives of the logging industry. Predictably its recommendations were mediocre and all were accepted by the government.

Suing the government again - for the owls

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Suing 4 Owls

Environment East Gippsland is suing the state government for a fourth time! We lodged the legal papers on Monday 22nd Sept.

The summer fires destroyed thousands of hectares of critically important habitat for East Gippsland’s threatened wildlife. This region is the stronghold for large forest owls yet DEPI refuses to urgently review the protection measures for them as they are obliged to.

Room for Improvement

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

just making some room for improvement

VicForests has a snowball’s hope in hell of gaining the green tick of approval from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international wood certification body.

It had a preliminary audit carried out on its logging management and it failed dismally. This didn’t stop it from claiming in a media release that the auditors recognised the wonderful job they do (!?)

EEG helps take Australia’s environmental vandalism to international forum

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Eight environment groups are turning to an international umpire to help combat the Abbott Government’s plan to dismantle environmental protection laws.

The international Convention of Biological Diversity has been given a report detailing the Abbott government’s plans to hand down environment protection powers to the states and why this will worsen environmental losses.

Environment Groups petition international body

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

As CSIRO announced that Australia is experiencing the fastest rate of mammalian decline in the world, eight environment groups have turned to an international umpire to help combat the Commonwealth Government’s attack on biodiversity laws.

Environment East Gippsland along with the ACF, Lawyers for Forests and Environment Justice Australia is petitioning the Convention on Biodiversity to investigate Australia’s non? compliance with its obligations at international law.

New land clearing laws fast-track habitat loss

Friday, February 14, 2014

Just before Christmas the State Government introduced new native vegetation policy that significantly weakens the protection of native habitat across Victoria.

It did this despite more than 100 respected ecologists and scientists and a 70 strong force of local conservation groups pushing for the new land clearing laws to be overturned.

Our remaining bushland and the threatened species it protects are part of what makes Victoria so special.

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