Supreme Court shows wildlife protection laws are worthless

FFGA lemonMyEnvironment’s court appeal to stop logging of the small pockets of habitat where the critically endangered Leadbeaters Possum still survives … was dismissed; they lost! The three judges found the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act is too weak to protect even the state’s faunal emblem from extinction!

MyEnvironment, a community group and local champions of the Leadbeaters Possum, may now cease to exist because they have to pay VicForests’ legal costs of around a million dollars. Worse still, if Premier Napthine doesn’t fix the law, if VicForests take their revenge and clearfell/burn the three stands of forest they were planning to last year, this amazing gliding possum will cease to exist on this planet.

Full judgment here and the EDO’s summary here:
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