Threatened Greater Gliders killed for firewood

Stony Creek clearfelled Glider habitat in the Mt Alfred state forests NW of Bairnsdale.

Our sister organisation, Gippsland Environment Group (GEG) has documented the clear failure of the Minister for the Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and her department (DELWP) to protect Greater Gliders and their critical habitat in the foothills north-west of Bairnsdale. This despite knowing of their presence for over a year. 

What makes this doubly criminal is that the trees are being clearfelled to be sold as firewood! We believe Bunnings is selling this in their stores along with the Mountain Ash timber that comes from the critically endangered forests that are the last refuges of the endangered Leadbeaters Possum.

The GEG media release has more details.

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