Experimental Quoll killing

After the success of Japans scientific whaling, WAs scientific ringtail possum logging (see p.6) and Victorias scientific potoroo logging, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to drop poison baits in the Byadbo and Pilot Wilderness Areas in the Kosciuszko National Park to see if it kills the known Quoll colony there, while targeting wild dogs.

Aerial baiting has previously been proved by scientists to kill or reduce colonies of the endangered Spot-tailed Quolls. But they just want to check ...

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Still using flawed figures

The figures are as flawed as they have been for the past 30 years and this ‘solution’ is only pushing the problem further down the track. In not too many years, the government might be forced to admit to another stuff-up – too late. In the meantime, they’ll be going hammer and tong as ever on the woodchip front.  

Professor Jerry Van Clay, who was commissioned to write the report on sustainable yield figures for Victorian forests states throughout his ...

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Polishing the turd – The 5 yearly review of the EG RFA

he promised five yearly review of the East Gippsland RFA looks like being delayed another year. Its shaping up to be a rank job an attempt to sanitise whats totally on the nose. The States do their own assessment, pretend theyve honoured their environmental duty, have token public input, give themselves a tick, and dont dare invite any independent third party audits. Both Labor and the Coalition continue to pretend their RFAs are scientific, sweet and rosy, but theyre only ...

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Quoll’s extinction looms

It’s not guns and hunting like it was with the Thylacine, but the Spot-tailed (Tiger) Quoll is knowingly being annihilated by logging, poisoning and NRE’s latest “protection” plans.

Spot-tailed Quolls, the largest meat-eating marsupials surviving on the mainland, are on a slippery slide to extinction. They have gone >from rare to vulnerable to endangered in Victoria in just the last 10 years! However, the Victorian government’s measures to protect the Spot-tailed Quoll have been weakened in a draft rewriting of the ...

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Dingo Creek rainforest

An inquiry is slowly cranking up into how many trees really are out there, compared to how many the government have promised. Meanwhile, important areas of acknowledged conservation value are being clearfelled to meet the demands of the logging industry.

Nationally significant.

Dingo Creek could become the next icon area to fight for. NRE knows it and wants to destroy it quickly.

Values

The latest in this long line of contentious logging ‘mistakes’ is at Dingo Creek, which adjoins the northern end of the ...

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