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Save Ipswich Koalas - Tell ICC To Make Developments Wildlife-Friendly

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Save Ipswich Koalas. Make Developments Wildlife Friendly.

Ipswich is a major contributor to the problem of land clearing in South East Queensland, and has a very poor record on revegetation (only 6.72 percent). The Council has let us down!

We need to save our last remaining Koala populations from aggressive land clearing, and lack of wildlife conservation planning. If we save Koalas and their habitat - we also save gliders, owls, micro bats and other valuable native species. If done the right way, we can have development which is sustainable and is wildlife friendly.

Ipswich City Council needs to take steps to protect our lifestyles and way of life. Large swathes of bushland and unique native animals such as Koalas, make Ipswich a special place to live. Bare earth developments remove the entire habitat our wildlife need to survive and reduces the natural beauty of our city.  

We the undersigned, demand Ipswich City Council take the following steps:

·         Stricter guidelines on development,  avoiding broad scale tree clearing, especially where vulnerable or endangered species like Koalas exist

·         Active environmental compliance checking  during construction

·         Qualified ecologists to be on site during all clearing activities

·         Realistic buffer zones and tree corridors for wildlife movement

·         Retention of high value trees

·         Verifiable offsetting of cleared trees at minimum agreed ratios

·         Full transparency and accountability of our Council and developers at all times

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