KOALA CRUNCH TIME

Echonetdaily BYRON BAY. August 21st, 2012 Crunch time for koalas Sue Arnold, Australians for Animals Inc The ABC 4 Corners documentary was, as usual, lightweight and poorly researched. In fact the situation facing koala survival is much worse than reported. It’s astonishing that the Four Corners team should rely on so-called experts who have...

Koala Report

Following on the excellent documentary on Four Corners, many Australians and people from overseas will be asking what they can do to ensure the long term survival of Koalas. In 1994, Australians for Animals  (AFA) presented an historic scientific submission to the US government supporting the listing of the Koala as a Threatened Species...

BIRDS – SO MUCH FUN

Our backyard verandah is now the local cafe and breakfast bar to six Butcher Birds and now one Spangled Drongo ! Wow, what an amazing bird.  It’s completely beautiful, being a combination of shiny dark blue and black feathers with red eyes.  Drongo flies like an angel and is so clever.   Sitting on a...

BOWHEAD WHALE SONG

Listen and enjoy http://www.washington.edu/news/files/2012/07/feb09songs_47USE.mp3 Kate Stafford, Sue Moore and colleagues recently discovered that the Arctic Bowhead whales between Greenland and Norway have a complex repertoire of songs they sing throughout the winter. Their underwater world remains such a mystery to humanity and yet we continue to destroy the whales’ environment.   Underwater noise causes so...

US GROUPS LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER GREAT BARRIER REEF

For Immediate Release, August 2, 2012 Contact: Sarah Uhlemann, Center for Biological Diversity, (206) 327-2344 Doug Norlen, Pacific Environment, (202) 465-1650 Teri Shore, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (707) 934-7081 Lawsuit Launched Against Multi-billion-dollar U.S. Subsidy of Fossil Fuel Projects in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Facilities Would Threaten Sea Turtles, Other Endangered Species SAN FRANCISCO—...

CAPE YORK WILD RIVERS PROTECTION TO BE DITCHED

POOR FELLA, MY COUNTRY. Campbell Newman’s LNP government intends to scrap the wild river preservation law in Cape York, instead giving priority to mining and development. This decision is an absolute tragedy for the Cape York environment, for the indigenous people who supported protection of country and for the environmental groups who fought so...

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