As exposed on ABC’s 7:30 Report on Monday 22nd July, koalas in south-west Victoria and South Australia are falling victim to the practices of the forestry industry.
Concerned whistle blowers who work within the logging industry are concerned and upset at regularly finding dead and injured koalas during the harvest of forests. Koalas are being found with broken limbs, impact wounds, broken backs and severed arms. Dead mothers have also been found with live joeys.
There needs to be a management plan introduced NOW by foresters to ensure koala’s are not left victims of harvesting. Watch the ABC's 7.30 report on how dire the situation is. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3808542.htm
YOU CAN GIVE THE KOALAS A VOICE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION. The more names we can gather to support this iconic Australian animal, the more chance we’ll have to change the situation forever. PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE.
Photo supplied by Tracey Wilson.
- Australian Bluegum Plantations Pty Ltd
Tony Price, Managing Director
- Global Forest Partners LP
Peter C. Mertz, CEO
PLEASE MAKE AMENDMENTS TO FORESTRY PRACTICES SO THAT KOALAS ARE PROTECTED!
Are you aware that koalas are dying in your plantations?
The reality is that there are many koalas and other wildlife living in your plantations in south-west Victoria and South Australia. Not only are these animals Australian, native wildlife and protected under the Wildlife Act 1975, they are possibly the most iconic of all of Australia's fauna and used to promote Australia internationally.
I URGE you to recognise that this is happening in your plantations and put immediate plans into action to change the situation and save these koalas.
Watch ABC's 7.30 report on how dire the situation is. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3808542.htm
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