Threatened Species

Brown Mountain - final court orders

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Environment East Gippsland has welcomed the final orders in the Brown Mountain landmark trial handed down in the Supreme Court on the 14th September.

“VicForests must pay 90% of our costs, as well as all their own costs, for this very long and expensive trial.

"DSE will need to undertake a series of surveys for two species of frogs and the spot tailed quoll in the coupes, there must be a review of protection areas for Sooty and Powerful owls and special conservation zones must be created for two species of gliders and the potoroo.

St Patricks River slaughter

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This map showed the unparalleled mapping of logging coupes planned to wipe out an entire landscape. VicForests plotted these coupes on the map just after the Brown Mt Court case in 2010. If we didn’t know them any better we’d say this was an act of revenge.

Win for forests in Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court has found that the government has a responsibility to look for and protect endangered wildlife before logging in the contentious Brown Mountain forests of East Gippsland.

This judgment has implications for all native forests that are set to be destroyed by logging,” said EEG spokesperson Jill Redwood.

Long-Footed Potoroo - tail wagging

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This clip is of yet another endangered Long-footed Potoroo displaying a very prehensile and expressive tail. It was recently found (Winter 2010) in another patch of forest planned for logging. The survey crew who are now known as "Fauna and Flora Research Collective" found this using the infrared cameras. VicForests have been notified of the presence and hopefully will withdraw plans to log the forest. But so far, their record isn't good.

No guarantee for Quolls

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The endangered Spot-tailed Quoll’s demise over the past 20 years has been calmly witnessed by our state government, which has done nothing despite being listed under the FFG Act.

Now that Quolls are considered functionally extinct in the Otways, and logging has been stopped in this region, DSE is now carrying out camera surveys there. For the past year, they have had 100 cameras out looking for Quolls.

Brown Mt Background & General Information

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Timeline - EEG vs VicForests - Brown Mountain

12th August 2009

EEG requests Environment Minister Jennings to make an interim conservation order under the FFGA to protect Brown Mt and adjoining forests as a critical habitat due to a number of threatened species.

19th August 2009

Letter to Jennings asking for an urgent reply to 12th Aug letter by 21st August as we believed VicForests were planning to log the area in question.