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Threatened species spike 20%, environment report shows

July 19, 2022

Comments on the Australian State of the Environment Report    Nature Conservation Council Deputy Chief Executive Jacqui Mumford said:  “Since the year 2000, the number of species on the Federal Government’s threatened list has increased a shocking 20 per cent. [1]  “In the six years...

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Forestry Corp fined $530,000 this month for environmentally reckless and unlawful behaviour

July 01, 2022

Forestry Corporation has been prosecuted and fined four times this month for alleged illegal logging operations in koala habitat, fire-affected forests and within exclusion zones.  Yesterday, it was revealed the Land and Environment Court had ordered Forestry Corp to pay $230,000 for failing to...

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75 hectares of habitat lost each day in NSW

June 30, 2022

Latest land clearing data shows 75 hectares of wildlife habitat is bulldozed or logged every day in NSW, almost twice the average annual rate recorded before the Coalition overhauled nature laws in 2016. [1]  The annual Statewide Land and Tree Study (SLATS) data shows...

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EPA pings Forestry Corp a third time in six days for allegedly breaking environmental laws

June 23, 2022

Forestry Corporation has been prosecuted and fined three times in the past six days for alleged illegal logging operations in koala habitat and fire-affected forests.  Today, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced it had fined Forestry Corp $15,000 (the maximum penalty) for failing to...

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Precious Callala Bay wildlife habitat must be protected

June 21, 2022

Threatened species including greater gliders, eastern pygmy possums and powerful owls will all lose vital habitat if the NSW Government allows a property developer to destroy 40 hectares of mature coastal forest at Callala Bay. [1]  “The bushland around Callala Bay and Lake Wollumboola...

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Budget fails to tackle key threat to biodiversity — habitat destruction

June 21, 2022

In response to spending in the environment portfolio announced in today's state budget, Nature Conservation Council Chief Executive Chris Gambian said:     “We welcome new funding in the budget for national parks and private land conservation — farmers should be supported to do the right...

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