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Leadbeater's Possum

Threatened Species Commissioner: first cab off the rank “Save Victoria’s Leadbeater’s Possum from logging”

Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt is set to announce Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner today as part of his election commitment.

“Assigning a Commissioner to this task is critical in focussing funding and attention to Australia’s most  ‘at risk’ species but the role needs some muscle and a meaningful budget as saving Australia’s imperilled species won’t be easy"  

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Leadbeater's Possum

Threatened Species Commissioner: first cab off the rank “Save Victoria’s Leadbeater’s Possum from logging”

Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt is set to announce Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner today as part of his election commitment.

“Assigning a Commissioner to this task is critical in focussing funding and attention to Australia’s most  ‘at risk’ species but the role needs some muscle and a meaningful budgetSaving Australia’s imperilled species won’t be easy"  

“We welcome the Commissioner to come to Victoria and spend some time in Victoria’s logged and burnt Ash forests, home to the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum, this is a great place to start work as the forests are in real trouble which means the animals are in trouble”

“Logging and wildfire is contributing to the extinction of the Leadbeater’s Possum and with weak efforts by the Victorian government to arrest extinction, the CSIRO recent Mammal study has now classified the Leadbeater’s Possum as ‘critically endangered’ “

“Victorian Premier Denis Napthine, Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Minister for Environment Ryan Smith should be put on notice that extinction (from tax payer funded logging) is not acceptable!”

“Australia is long overdue for a focussed leader in this field of science but the job needs strong legislative powers, a large budget and freedom from politicking otherwise the extinction trajectory of animals like the Leadbeater’s Possum in Victoria, will remain in free fall."

MyEnvironment Inc:  Sarah Rees 0438 368 870