No Excuse for Habitat Destruction

www.sciencemag.org on May 15, 2013 IN THE PAST, MOST LOSSES OF SPECIES HAVE BEEN THE RESULT OF ignorance or an unfortunate catastrophic event (1, 2). We now see a government in a developed nation taking calculated actions to drive an endangered species to  extinction....

Letters in The Age

Problem will disappear   When not actively attacking the environment through legislation such as 99-year leases in national parks, the state government enjoys the fine art of obfuscation. Its new logging industry-led Leadbeater’s Possum Taskforce is designed to...

Edge of existence

July 21, 2013 http://m.theage.com.au/victoria/edge-of-existence-20130720-2qb5s.html Yellingbo is the last stronghold of two state emblems, the Leadbeater’s possum and the helmeted honeyeater, yet the reserve itself is dying. Tom Arup and Bridie Smith report. It...