Victoria’s threatened species are in crisis, logging in critically important habitats is pushing rare animals and plants further towards extinction.
Earlier this month the ABC revealed that government logging agency VicForests is conducting lethal research where habitat for Greater Gliders is logged to see how many gliders will be killed.
This sort of abhorrent experiment highlights the hands-off approach to threatened species conservation that the Andrews Labor government is taking. This needs to change.
Join us at Treasury gardens after National Threatened Species Day to call on the state government to protect forests from logging and get behind the push for a new suite of strong national nature laws.
This fun, theatrical, creative and colourful event will highlight the need for all Victorian MPs to act for threatened species.
We’ll create the first ever Threatened Species Parliament with 88 Victorians each representing a member of the Victorian Parliament who is allocated a threatened animal, plant or forest community.
Our political leaders are failing to act for forest dependent threatened species. So we’re convening a Threatened Species Parliament to table a Bill Against Extinction.
This creative, colourful and fun action will highlight how the Victorian parliament is so far failing forest-dependent threatened species and call on them to take action to protect our state’s threatened flora and fauna by supporting the Bill Against Extinction.
We need 88 volunteers to take part and play the role of a member of parliament, plus plenty more to fill the ‘public gallery’
You’ll be allocated an MP to represent in the mock parliament and a threatened species will be assigned to you. You’ll take your place in the parliament where the Bill Against Extinction will be tabled.
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
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