18 August, 2011

Failing the forest

Sarah Day, Brunswick
The Age (letter), 18 August 2011

THERE'S less than 8 per cent of old-growth forest cover left in Victoria. Conservationists have identified endangered species in this area that is earmarked for logging. The Baillieu government's response? Review the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act so that the existence of animals deemed threatened or endangered is less likely to derail logging proposals.

Just add it to the list: reassess green wedges for possible development, de-fund Environment Victoria to the tune of $1 million, let the cows back into our fragile Alpine National Park. With ''leadership'' like this, there's little hope for Victoria's environment with Ted in charge.

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