MyEnvironment appeals Supreme Court decision

The Leadbeater's possum is Victoria's faunal emblemMyEnvironment is challenging the Supreme Court’s recent decision that VicForests’ planned logging in the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum areas in the Central Highlands was legal. It has lodged an appeal in the Victorian Court of Appeal where three Judges will review the decision.

In March, the Supreme Court found against MyEnvironment, saying that VicForests’ logging was not illegal, despite the evidence presented. The Court did make note of the crisis facing the Possum, and the urgent need to review the laws intended to protect them. EDO solicitor Nick Croggon wrote more about the case in his blog.

No date has yet been set for the appeal hearing.

This is another small group in need of funds to help with its legal costs. Visit MyEnvironment’s website to learn more.

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