Friends of the Koalas #310
Monday 7 September is national Threatened Species Day, held to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Although recent surveys show that Australians are more concerned than ever about our impact on the environment and despite the efforts of so many passionate conservationists the day passes unnoticed by most Australians.
The Department Of Planning and Environment (DoPE) are proposing on getting rid of the North Coast Regional Environmental Plan (1988), apparently because it requires a variety of environmental values to be protected in environmental zones in Local Environmental Plans. This is part of their plan to stop far north coast Councils from implementing their environment zones. It would be great if some others made submissions.
Submissions due 09/07/2015 but can still be made online at
You just need to say you object to the repeal of the North Coast Regional Environmental Plan.
Harm to environment from logging under EPA. By D. Pugh
The EPA are proposing a major intensification of logging of our publicly owned native forests.
A vote of ‘no confidence’ in the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been carried by the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) following revelations that the EPA propose to approve widespread clear-felling of public forests in north-east NSW, reduce protection of headwater streams, and remove the need to protect habitat for many Threatened species, including the Koala.