Päiväkirja-arkisto kohteelle kesäkuu 2021

10. kesäkuuta 2021

Save Our Donnelly River

312 hectares will be cleared which contains habitat for the 3 black cockatoos along with other endangered species!! This can not be allowed to go ahead!!

https://www.saveourdonnellyriver.org/

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of voting, self funded private citizens with no vested interests who are committed to saving the Donnelly River.

THE CURRENT PLAN
TO BUILD A 30 METRE HIGH DAM ON RECORD BROOK
TO PUMP WATER FROM THE DONNELLY VIA WEIRS AND PUMP STATIONS
DESTROYING 300 HECTARES OF LOCAL ECOLOGY
In total pulling twelve billion litres from the Donnelly system in wet years.
In the last 20 years, only 3 years would classify as ‘wet’

THIS IS ABOUT
Taxpayer money being spent to provide wealthy farmers upstream secured water resources.

While every local, agricultural and tourism business, that depends on this natural resource already in the entire region suffers.

The ecological impact on the only fresh water river left in the region and numerous plant and animal species is incalculable.

TO COMBAT THE SCHEME

We have formed the Save Our Donnelly River Association.

The purpose of which is to protect, preserve and restore the Donnelly River ecosystem including flora and fauna, both aquatic and terrestrial.

Our primary role in fighting the SFIS is to inform people not only that this scheme exists, but the truth of what it means to our environment which the proponents of the scheme tend to ignore or overlook.

The idea of increasing agriculture in a decreasing rainfall region is environmentally irresponsible, and building a dam is just plain ecocide.

The statistics from DWER, the HARC report and the SFIS modelling itself all show the same thing, that the water just isn’t there to take.

Which is why the only conclusion that’s left is that the Murray-Darling model, the SFIS wants to establish in our southwest, is simply a grab for what little water there is left for a handful of individuals to trade.

https://www.saveourdonnellyriver.org/avian-fauna/

Main threats to the black cockatoos

Ongoing and extensive breeding and foraging habitat loss and degradation due to vegetation clearing.
Nest hollow shortages and a lack of regeneration of potential nest tees due ongoing vegetation clearing, fire, altered hydrology, salinization, grazing, weed invasion, climate change and Phytophthora dieback.
Competition for limited nest hollows with other black cockatoos, galahs, corellas, Australian shelducks, wood ducks and feral European honey bees.
Illegal shooting by orchardists and pine plantation owners.
Death and injury resulting from vehicle collisions.
Reduced food and water availability due to inappropriate fire regimes, wild fires and climate change.
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo
Baudin’s Black Cockatoo
Forest Red Tailed Black Forest Cockatoo

Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme Summary of Proposed Action

http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/_entity/annotation/d9ecc0e8-b7d9-e911-bf3d-005056842ad1/a71d58ad-4cba-48b6-8dab-f3091fc31cd5?t=1623309728442

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22. kesäkuuta 2021

WA Forest Survey - Please spend a few minutes to do this online survey it will help our endangered black cockatoos.

WA Forest Alliance
@WAForestAlliance · Community MEDIA RELEASE WAFA welcomes Government move to ask public about logging our SW forests | 22nd June 2021
The WA Forest Alliance has welcomed a landmark move by WA Environment Minister Amber -Jade Sanderson to consult the public about the future management of WA’s forests.
Minister Sanderson today announced a new survey calling for input on whether logging should continue in what remains of WA’s South West forests.
“We know from recent polling that the overwhelming majority of West Australians want to see the full protection of all remaining forests in the South West. For the first time ever, the State Government has now formally opened that conversation,” said WAFA convener Jess Beckerling.
“This survey is a perfect illustration of just how much the conversation around the South West forests has changed over the past decade,” said Ms Beckerling.
The survey is the first stage of public consultation as the State Government starts work towards the development of the next 10-year Forest Management Plan (FMP) (2024-2033).
“The current FMP was written under the Barnett Government and the emphasis was heavily placed on handing the forests over to industrial logging: largely for woodchip, firewood and charcoal. Since then, 10 football fields of precious, publicly owned Jarrah and Karri forests have been logged or cleared every single day,” said Ms Beckerling.
“Now, with the upcoming expiry of the current FMP and overwhelming calls for forests to be protected this is the best opportunity we have ever had to protect the South West forests once and for all," she said.
Ms Beckerling said the calls for forest protection were coming in loud and clear from climate and biodiversity scientists; First Nations people and groups; the community in general; and South West business such as ecotourism operators and beekeepers who rely on protected native forests.
“We urge everybody to fill in this survey and clearly indicate that there should be no further logging whatsoever of our South West forests.
“We have already logged and cleared 90% of the forest and woodland habitat in this Global Biodiversity Hotspot – we can’t afford to lose any more. The forests and their wildlife, the streams and rivers, the rainfall, and the climate itself depend on their urgent protection.
“WAFA commends Minister Sanderson and the McGowan Government for this open, thorough and genuinely consultative first step in the development of the next Forest Management Plan which must be a plan that fully and securely protects all of our remaining South West forests,” Ms Beckerling said.
The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/WAForestSurvey and we encourage everyone to fill it out ASAP.
We'll have more info to share shortly - watch this space!

Lähetetty 22. kesäkuuta 2021 09:52 käyttäjältä kezzza4 kezzza4 | 4 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti