Today’s the final day to save this Critically Endangered Travelling Stock Route
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Tomorrow the Bulldozers move in, we have just 1 day to save this Critically Endangered Travelling Stock Route.
The highly controversial Maules Creek Coal Mine is located in the middle of a pristine, critically endangered White Box Woodland on the Northern reaches of the Liverpool Plains in North Western NSW.
Multinational coal miner Whitehaven Coal intends to bulldoze the highly biodiverse Travelling Stock Route in the Leard State Forest for new coal mining.
The company obtained a lease over the stock route from local indigenous people – that was granted under very contested terms. The lease is subject to a legal challenge, which has yet to play out.
There are reports that members of the Aboriginal community have said that they weren’t aware that it was going to be bulldozed.
This is not the first time Whitehaven Coal have tried to bulldoze this Travelling Stock Route. Last Winter the Department of Planning rejected the multinational’s special plea to bulldoze the Travelling Stock Route.
A community-run biodiversity audit last July found masses of pink-ribboned trees, habitat trees for the Leard Forest’s many microbat species and birds. Four Threatened Species of birds were observed, for example. It is widely regarded to be of high biodiversity value and home to a rich assemblage of species.
The multinational Coal companies in the Leard State Forest are yet to declare how much more bushland they will exterminate this year.
Will you help? Will you sign the petition and tell the NSW Department of Planning that while the lease to Whitehaven is under a legal cloud, the precious woodland must be preserved as it may not be lawful.
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