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Threatened Species Day statement - Decisive action needed to protect Threatened Species from logging

September 07, 2018

Victorian environment groups are marking National Threatened Species Day by calling on the Andrews Labor government to take decisive action to protect forest wildlife from logging and fast track a long overdue action plan for the vulnerable Greater Glider. Concerns are being raised that...

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Support the Ending Extinction Bill

September 06, 2018

To mark National Threatened Species Day 2018 we’ve created the Ending Extinction Bill. We’re showing leadership because our political representatives are failing to. The Bill calls for strong protections for Victoria’s threatened species and a raft of measures that will stop rare plants and...

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VicForests let off the hook for logging protected rainforest

August 30, 2018

Charges against state owned logging company VicForests relating to logging of protected rainforest in East Gippsland have been thrown out by the Melbourne Magistrates court today. VicForests contested the charges arguing the charge sheet prepared by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning...

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A look behind VicForests killing experiment

August 06, 2018

In late July ABC news exposed a shocking experiment being conducted by state owned logging company VicForests. The agency is logging the habitat of Greater Gliders, an animal already threatened with extinction, to see how many survive.  VicForests released a lengthy statement justifying the so...

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VicForests defends rainforest logging charges in Melbourne Court

August 02, 2018

Government owned logging agency VicForests appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court today defending charges for logging protected rainforest areas near Cann River in East Gippsland. Charges were laid by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) after community reporting of a serious breach...

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Andrews government granted VicForest license to kill Greater Gliders

August 01, 2018

VicForests has been conducting an abhorrent experiment that involved logging the homes of threatened Greater Gliders to see how it impacts on the species. The government logging company says the experiment is 'very likely' to kill Greater Gliders, an animal already acing extinction.  VicForests...

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A look inside VicForests killing experiment - photos

July 30, 2018

What does logged forest that once supported Greater Gliders look like? This is the logging coupe called 892-507-0020 or 'Squirrel's Paw' where VicForests logged the home ranges of dozens of Greater Gliders knowing they would kill them. Read the ABC report here  Watch the...

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Surveys protect Yellow Bellied Glider habitat

June 20, 2018

A GECO citizen science survey conducted in the Kuark forest has resulted in a new protection zone for Yellow Bellied Gliders. The state environment department has written to GECO confirming the results of their investigation met the requirements for a new protection zone.  ...

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Surveys protect Endangered Crayfish and Greater Gliders

May 28, 2018

Surveys conducted last year during GECO citizen science camps have resulted in protection of three proposed logging coupes that provide habitat for Endangered Orbost Spiny Crayfish and Greater Gliders. The environment department wrote to GECO and the Fauna and Flora Research Collective last week...

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VicForests to face court for rainforest logging

May 16, 2018

On Thursday this week VicForests will appear in the Orbost Magistrates court facing charges for logging protected rainforest in East Gippsland. The environmental regulator of the logging industry (Department of Environment Land Water and Planning or DELWP) laid the charges after community groups GECO...

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Protected wildife is being logged - Email the Premier

April 13, 2018

The Greater Glider is heading for extinction, but logging in critical habitat continues with outdated and weak or non existent protections. The state government have approved logging to commence in critical habitat for Greater Gliders in the Queensborough river forest in East Gippsland. Please...

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Protection for some of Kuark forest a welcome first step

March 27, 2018

Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) has welcomed the state government’s announcement that some old growth forests in East Gippsland’s Kuark forest will be protected, but has raised concern over continued logging in environmentally sensitive forests under the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Forest in the...

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