Today is Threatened Species Day, and as we speak, threatened species habitat is being logged on the Southern Slopes of Mt Baw Baw.
WOTCH surveyors have found threatened Greater Gliders and Powerful Owls in this area of Mt Baw Baw, and back in April a rare Spotted-Tailed Quoll was found by nature enthusiast, Milan Stupar.
The environment minister has the power and responsibility to step in and protect threatened species. Please take action now to stop their habitat from being logged - send an email to the minister asking her to stop the logging at Mt Baw Baw.
Quolls are meant to be protected. The sighting of a Quoll in the Central Highlands region prompts the government to establish a new 500 hectare Special Protection Zone that excludes logging. After the sighting was publicised, environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced on Facebook that a plan would be drawn up to ensure no timber harvesting would take place in the Quoll’s habitat.
But on Monday, the bulldozers moved in.
Unless we act now, threatened species will be pushed closer to extinction.
Threatened Species Day commemorates the day that the last Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936, marking the extinction of the entire species. WOTCH is dedicated to making sure we don’t have a national day to commemorate the day the last Greater Glider, or Powerful Owl, or Spotted-Tailed Quoll goes extinct, but the outlook isn’t great….
We need your help. Email the environment minister now.
Will you send an email to the environment minister - who has the power - to protect the precious, irreplaceable forests of Mt Baw Baw and call on her to halt timber harvesting and establish a 500ha protection zone?