Save the Greater Gliders of Queensborough river forest

Save the Greater Gliders of Queensborough river forest

The Greater Glider is heading for extinction, and logging in its forest home continues with outdated and weak protections.

We found 11 Greater Gliders in the Queensborough river forests last month, trigerring legal protecion of the forest as more than 10 of the gliders were found within 1km. 

The state government has conducted their own survey, they found nine gliders, two short of meeting the threshold of more than 10. They have now approved logging to recommence.

Please call the office of Environment Minister Lily D'ambrosio and ask her to protect the Greater Gliders in a special protection zone ...

The Greater Glider is heading for extinction, and logging in its forest home continues with outdated and weak protections.

We found 11 Greater Gliders in the Queensborough river forests last month, trigerring legal protecion of the forest as more than 10 of the gliders were found within 1km. 

The state government has conducted their own survey, they found nine gliders, two short of meeting the threshold of more than 10. They have now approved logging to recommence.

Please call the office of Environment Minister Lily D'ambrosio and ask her to protect the Greater Gliders in a special protection zone.

The current protections that require more than ten gliders to be found are over twenty years old. They are totally out of date and need strengthening. The government's own data has showed that greater gldiers have declined by 55% in the last twenty years in East Gippsland.

Despite the Glider being listed as a threatened species in Victoria for the last year and a massive decline in thelast twenty years, no new protections have been developed and critical habitat is being logged. 

 

 

 

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Call Minister D'Ambrosio

Call The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP

The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change 03 9637 9504

State your name and where you live!

Tell the person who answers the phone that your concerned that protected Greater Gliders in the Queensborough river forests are being logged.

Here's the three basic background points.

- Community surveys of the forest found 11 Greater Gliders within a distance of 1km, this trigeers legal protection and the creation of a special proteciton zone

- The state government has conducted their own survey, they found nine gliders, just short of meeting the threshold ...

State your name and where you live!

Tell the person who answers the phone that your concerned that protected Greater Gliders in the Queensborough river forests are being logged.

Here's the three basic background points.

- Community surveys of the forest found 11 Greater Gliders within a distance of 1km, this trigeers legal protection and the creation of a special proteciton zone

- The state government has conducted their own survey, they found nine gliders, just short of meeting the threshold of more than 10.

They have now approved logging to recommence.

- The current protections are over twenty years old and were desgibned when gliders were common in our forests, since they were created Greater Gliders have declined by 55% in East GIppsland and 80% across the east coast of Australia. 

Call on Minister D'ambrosio to do these three things

  • Direct the environment department to put a hold on logging the 'Squirell's Paw' coupe, re open their investigation and conduct further further surveys
  • Protect the Greater Gliders of the Queensborough river forests by declaring a Special Protection Zone.
  • Place a moratorium on logging in the high quality Greater Glider habitat across the state until new and strengthened protections are developed

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