URGENT Appeal from Birdlife Australia
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I got this appeal from Birdlife Australia. If anyone would like to go and sign their petition I am sure they would appreciate it!!
Add your voice to BirdLife Australia’s petition to safeguard the future of the places and wildlife we all love at http://www.savethebirds.org.au/protect- ... -reserves/ .
Stronger national environmental laws are needed to protect Australia’s national parks and nature reserves from an onslaught of state government development. We need your help to convince the federal Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke, to protect all national parks and the national reserve system under national law.
State governments around the country are opening up our national parks and nature refuges to grazing, shooting, logging, resort developments and even mining.Over half (59%) of our threatened and near threatened birds rely on these protected areas for their survival.
This week the Queensland Government decided to allow grazing in national parks and in NSW the timber industry is calling for a million hectares of our national parks to be opened for logging.
In December last year, you put national environmental law on the political agenda by contacting your local MPs, signing a petition for Protect the Places you Love and sharing the message on social media – and we succeeded! The Prime Minister took notice and halted plans to devolve decision-making powers to the States.
This petition will be delivered on Monday 17th June demanding that decisions involving the National Reserve System, and habitat for federally listed species are retained at a federal level and that bilateral approval powers are removed from the EPBC Act.
It is essential that we urge parliamentarians to take this opportunity .
We have only a couple of days to influence the Governments decision on this matter. Please take action immediately - sign the BirdLife Australia petition at http://www.savethebirds.org.au/protect- ... -reserves/ . Please share this petition through your networks, on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for taking action to protect the birds and the places you love.
Chief Executive Officer