Call on Minister D'Ambrosio to protect quoll-ity habitat
Two months ago, an endangered Spot-tailed Quoll was sighted on the southern slopes of Mt Baw Baw. Thankfully, Minister D’Ambrosio stepped in to temporarily halt logging in the area. While this is an excellent outcome and Minister D’Ambrosio should be congratulated, the sighting needs to have a new permanent special protection zone put in place around it in order to ensure the animal is properly protected from logging in the nearby Lure and Diving Spur coupes, as well as the nearby proposed coupes.
Please write to the Minister and in your own words, thank her for taking action and ask that she ensure the proper protections for the Quoll. Here are some talking points you can use when writing your letter:
- Thank minister D’Ambrosio for stopping the logging so swiftly, and ask that she permanently protect the sighting by creating a new Special Protection Zone that prevents logging in Lure and Diving Spur coupes.
- Spot-tailed quolls are listed as endangered under the EPBC Act 1999.
- This is the first confirmed sighting of Spot-tailed quoll in the Central Highlands in over two years.
- Spot-tailed Quolls have huge home ranges of up to 5000 hectares, so 350 hectares isn’t nearly enough, but it’s a necessary start.
- Loss of habitat from logging and land clearing is the key threat to the survival of Spot-tailed Quolls in Victoria.
The magnificent forests of Mt Baw Baw provide crucial habitat to this curious creature. We need to protect them.
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