vulnerable species

Threat to Wildlife May Halt South Coast Project

Originally in the Sydney Morning Herald of 25 Feb 09 I am so encouraged by the news that the federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, has made a preliminary decision to reject a proposed 1200 lot estate at Jervis Bay, on the South Coast of NSW on the grounds of a certain damaging effect on wildlife that is vulnerable in the Booderee National Park. The bushland estate was found to be home to four threatened species, including the eastern bristlebird, and five migratory bird species. It comes at a perfect time just as the public comment period ends in a mere 5 days for the disastrous Kings Forest proposal for 4,500 houses on prime koala territory (see my blog titled 'Development Project Threatens Second Largest Koala Colony in Tweed Shire) and 22 endangered species of fauna, 6 species of flora and 3 ecological communities.