Owls

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.

Over 2000 ha set aside for owls! EEG's 4th successful legal case

Friday, July 17, 2015

EEG’s fourth Court case challenging the government’s non-adherence to its own environment laws has been settled (17.7.15). This time it was for the owls.

Legal win for Owls over 2,000 ha set aside
EEG, DELWP and VicForests have agreed that the environment department (DELWP) take action to adhere to legal obligations and increase owl protected areas as well as assess the damage done to owl habitat and study owls post-fire to inform whether new protection zones are necessary. Logging in key areas of unprotected owl habitat scheduled for clearfelling will be halted for 4 years while this work is underway.

Endangered owls have legal win

Friday, July 17, 2015

The day after the national Threatened Species Summit ends, a Supreme Court case brought by Environment East Gippsland has reached an out of court settlement The case challenged logging in threatened owl habitat by the state government's Environment Department and VicForests, which have now agreed to set aside over 2,000 ha.

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.

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.

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