EJA is asking for a Federal Court order to stop logging in 41 forest coupes in Victoria’s Central Highlands that are home to Greater Gliders and Leadbeater’s Possums.
We are told clearfell logging is ‘sustainable’ and they protect the natural values … like this lonely, retained ‘habitat tree’.
An informative illustrated guide to the many values of mature trees with hollows.
Australia’s east coast has been compared to the Amazon as a “deforestation front”. WWF’s The Living Planet report, produced every second year for the past 20 years, says global populations of vertebrate species have declined 60% since 1970. But koala numbers have disappeared at a much faster rate – more than 20% ...
East Gippsland is a relatively rich ‘ark’ for Victoria’s remaining wildlife but these are under threat from many quarters.
Bad news: The Greater Glider, Australia’s largest (and fluffiest) gliding possum is under threat of extinction.
Good news: It has recently been added to the threatened list of Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (FFGA)
After decades of decline and zero government interest or surveys, the clear evidence is that local extinctions of the Greater Glider are happening. It’s still in decline due to ongoing threats like clearfelling its ...
Leadbeaters Possum used to occur right across Gippsland in lowland dry forests as well. Research by Rohan Bilney on the diet of Sooty Owls over hundreds of years show that pre-European Sooty Owl dined on 28 species – now that’s down to 10!
It’s a question that haunts nature-lovers – what was Australia like before European colonisation? Zoologist Rohan Bilney follows clues left by Sooty owls in Gippsland. Read the report (PDF)
This article was written for the VNPA’s September newsletter Parkwatch and summarises the legal case we launched on behalf of the three threatened forest owl species after the 2014 bushfires. The agreed settlement terms, as of late September 2015, are still being worked through by DELWP.Thanks to the VNPA for permission to reproduce it here.
Originally Published at http://vnpa.org.au/admin/library/attachments/PDFs/parkwatch/pw-no262-September-2015.pdf
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.
An agreement was reached on Friday between ...
LOGGING will be put on hold in parts of Victoria’s forests to protect three species of threatened owl.
In an out-of-court settlement today, ...