say NO to the major development (two golf courses and aquaculture) on a coastal dune site adjacent to Little Dip Conservation Park (Nora Creina Bay)
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In supporting this petition you will be helping to protect a beautiful and unique coastal habitat. Nora Creina remains an ecological corridor for many native species, some now endangered, including the orange bellied parrot, many migratory shorebirds and the Little Dip Spider Orchid. The Nora Creina coastal lakes comprise part of only 6-8% of natural wetlands remaining in the south-east of South Australia. The coastal habitat - importantly the primary to tertiary dunes systems - makes it possible for rare species to survive, minimises fragmentation and its highly detrimental impacts, while making the region unique to visitors. Unmodified dunes allow the natural movement of sand, which prevents beach erosion. Very high costs could arise from the erosion caused by vegetation clearance and dune destabilisation as a result of the proposed development. Dune instability is a major problem in this region. The Nora Creina coastal dunes have been the home for the original first nations Meintangk and Boandik peoples for thousands of years. Meintangk and Boandik midden and burial grounds are almost continuous in these dunes, and it is inconceivable that development as proposed would not cause destruction of these cultural and spiritual sites. Such destruction would cause immeasurable cultural and spiritual loss for the Meintangk and Boandik peoples, but it would also impact upon non-Aboriginal peoples of Australia and indeed citizens of other countries.
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