Saturday, November 26, 2016

Baird’s ‘koala extermination program’ condemned – Echonetdaily

Baird’s ‘koala extermination program’ condemned – Echonetdaily

‘Stand up for koalas or they won’t survive in the wild’ is the warning call from the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA).
Kevina from near Alstonville. NSW koalas both on public and private land are threated with extinction under new legislation NEFA says. (photo by Rob McIntyre) The NSW Government is carrying out a koala extermination program. It really can’t be seen as anything else. It is gutting protections for koalas in all the relevant legislation’ said NEFA spokesperson Dailan Pugh.

Mr Pugh was speaking out after the state government’s contentious Biodiversity Conservation bill passed parliament last week.

‘On Thursday Premier Baird opened up an estimated 2.2 million hectares of identified koala habitat on private land for clearing under his new ‘equity codes’. Although there is clearly no ‘equity’ for koalas.

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