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Victoria’s ‘progressive’ Labor government again greenlights bird cruelty, regional loss of tourism

Wood Duck_photo courtesy Eleanor Dilley

Despite increasing numbers of Victorians demanding an end to it, another recreational native bird shoot has been approved in Victoria, causing outrage around the state. Regional Victorians Opposed to Duck Shooting inc (RVOTDS) say the Saturday announcement seems a “pretty gutless” attempt to keep the unpopular announcement under the radar. Announced Saturday

Threatened species don’t just live in national parks

ploughed-canefield_© Glenn Jenkinson_dreamstime_CROPPED

Private landholders hold the key to retaining biodiversity Environmental research across Australia underlies this commentary and analysis by  Stephen Kearney, The University of Queensland; April Reside, The University of Queensland; James Watson, The University of Queensland; Rebecca Louise Nelson, The University of Melbourne; Rebecca Spindler, UNSW Sydney, and Vanessa Adams, University

Feds applaud NSW wildlife trade. National symbol dies for petfood and shoe leather.


NSW kangaroo exports approved despite grave concerns raised by Parliamentary Inquiry Federal environment minister, The Hon Sussan Ley, has approved another five years of commercial kangaroo exports from New South Wales without heeding critical recommendations from a recent NSW Parliamentary Inquiry relating to population counts, animal welfare, the counting of orphaned joeys and genuine consultation with Indigenous

Christmas comes early for koala colony thanks to community work


KOALA LOVERS ARE celebrating after almost 200 hectares of prime habitat near Port Macquarie were put beyond the reach of property developers. NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean announced this morning the government, with a $3.5 million contribution from Koala Conservation Australia, had bought a 194ha block of forest next to Lake Innes Nature Reserve.  The purchase follows a long community campaign

Queanbeyan wild birds, rescue and release


DESPITE ITS NAME, the area of operation for Wildcare Queanbeyan covers 22,000 square km of the region surrounding the ACT, from Bredbo in the south to Collector in the north; Warri in the east to Young in the west. Throughout this vast area, volunteers work tirelessly to assist sick, injured,