Land & water

New Report shows that the Strzelecki Koala Faces an Uncertain Future

Between December 2019 and July 2020, Environmental group, Friends of the Earth, carried out 200 koala surveys in the Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Region. The surveys hoped to better understand habitat utilisation by koalas in the region. The surveys add to other survey work conducted in the region between 2013-16.
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Land & water

Forest under threat and a free pass for illegal logging

Friends of the Earth member group, GECO, have released shocking footage of renewed logging activity in Victoria's fire ravaged forests.
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Land & water

Australia needs an independent regulator to protect land, water and climate

The interim report from a landmark review into Australia's national environment laws has concluded that the environment is getting worse despite the laws that were designed to protect it.
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Chemical "castration" of marsupials by herbicide Atrazine revealed. Australian regulator silent

New research conducted by Melbourne University has revealed for the first time, that the widely used herbicide, Atrazine, can interfere and disrupt signals from reproductive hormones during development, causing major abnormalities in marsupials. It was found that Atrazine altered the expression of several genes responsible for normal testis function in tammar wallabies. As a result, long term exposure to Atrazine reduced the penis length in male young by 20%. This in turn could affect mating success. Image source: www.pinterest.com.au
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Invasive Species Inundate Australia's Largest Inland Waterway System - The Gippsland Lakes

The Gippsland Lakes, Australia's largest inland waterway system are facing many threats.
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Land & water

E-Water & Cultural Flows: Watch It Now!

Did you catch our online discussion about the purpose of water in the environment and how cultural flows differ from them?
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More threatened species habitat temporarily protected!

The Supreme Court has has ordered that VicForests halt logging in six coupes in Toolangi and Black Range state forests, meaning 32 areas are now protected while Friends of the Earth membre group, WOTCH's case proceeds.
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Oil Spill in Assam: India: extinguish the fire and clean up the mess now

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific and our allies at Delhi Solidarity Group express our shock and deep concerns regarding the adverse and irreparable environmental and social impacts of the fire and oil spill at Baghjan Tinsukia District of Assam.
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Australia's SolGold pushes ahead in Ecuador despite unrest

Communities barricaded a bridge in Chical, close to the Colombian border, on January 17 to express their frustration with mining companies continuing to explore despite community opposition. The event took place around 5 kilometres from the Chical concessions of Australian gold and copper mining company SolGold, where they announced significant deposits last year.
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Los Cedros Reserve in Ecuador - Created with Grant from Australian Government - Needs your Help

Los Cedros Reserve in Northern Ecuador is of outstanding ecological significance. Los Cedros is 4800 ha in size, of which 85% consists of highly diverse pre montaine wet tropical forest and cloud forest.   The Reserve was set up in 1988 with a grant from the Australian Government. Long term environmental campaigner, John Seed from the Rainforest Information Centre was one of the campaigners who helped create the reserve. Los Cedros Reserve: Photo: Elisa Levy  
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