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"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars." David Attenborough

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Biodiversity Resources

Persistence of owls and arboreal mammals after severe wildfire in the Goulburn Broken Catchment

Persistence of owls and arboreal mammals after severe wildfire in the Goulburn Broken Catchment - A study commissioned by the Department of Sustainability and Environment after Black Saturday.

Melbourne Byelection

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Here are the responses from Melbourne's candidates that responded to our letters on whether they would work with the community toward better protection of our water, wildlife and forests.

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Leadbeaters Recovery Plan

Current Species Status:

Endangered (Schedule 1, Endangered Species Protection Act 1992, IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals 1994, ANZECC 1991, CNR 1995). In Victoria, Leadbeater's Possum is listed as a threatened taxon on Schedule 2 of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Leadbeater's Possum was thought to be extinct following no records for 50 years when it was rediscovered in the Central Highlands of Victoria (Wilkinson 1961). Since then it has been recorded at approximately 300 localities, over an area of approximately 80 km east to west and 65 km north to south (Macfarlane and Seebeck 1991). The species is now primarily restricted to the tall eucalypt forests of Mountain Ash, Alpine Ash and Shining Gum in the Central Highlands, where it occurs in numerous scattered patches throughout the area.

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We need your support for the protection of Yabby and Shrimp against over fishing before September 10 2010

They maybe small and I agree not so pretty but without them we lose species that define Australia such as the Platypus. This is a call to action to write a quick submission on the policy settings to protect the once common yabbie.

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Environment group takes VicForests to court for breaking the law

Victorian law requires that the endangered species in Brown Mountain’s National Estate forests be protected. Sadly, large chunks of its habitat and wildlife have been destroyed since 1989. The government won’t look for the species unless volunteers identify them first. Last January and again in August, various rare and endangered wildlife species were found by volunteers. This should mean instant protection. But it hasn’t. VicForests and the DSE appear to be ignoring the legislation. Environment East Gippsland (EEG) had no option left but to take the government to the Supreme Court.

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Leadbeater's Possums Discovered

Gun Barrel Leadbeater's Possum

A tiny family of critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum have been captured on camera on the edge of a VicForests logging operation in the contested Toolangi logging zone.

The court case is underway to protect three critical habitat area’s in Toolangi, from being logged. One of the site camera's has produced 10,600 photo’s showing several Leadbeater’s (fairy) possums making a nest in a collapsing tree on the edge of the partially logged ‘Gun Barrel’ coupe.

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This is an email group for people interested in participating in the Australian National University’s stagwatch program for 2013.  Its our annual possum/glider research in the Mountain Ash forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Cabinet proposal

Department specific initiatives to manage the forest estate of Victoria.

Scientific Advisory Submission - Leadbeater's Possum

MyEnvironment Inc. submission into the Commonwealth scientific advisory committee review of the Leadbeater's Possum and it's listing status.