Threatened Species

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.

What a state we’re in! The State of the Environment report for Victoria

Friday, November 1, 2013

Released in October 2013 the report shows 65% of Victoria’s state forest areas are zoned to be logged. But with unlogged narrow corridors and isolated steep slopes within that zone, it means about 45% can be stripped of its forest and wildlife. Guaranteed though, the entire 65% will be impacted. Here are some other points from the report:

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