AFA Jan 2016 Newsletter – Help Stop Liverpool Plains Coal Mine
2016 – BATTLE YEAR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Massive Chinese interests are moving in to buy up land, real estate, ports, companies, the list is endless.
Selling off Australia’s prime agricultural land as well as many successful dairies, horticulture operations and beef cattle properties makes no sense. Shenhua Liverpool Plains
GUNNEDAH KOALAS ARE AT GRAVE RISK
The Gunnedah Koala population represents one of the few remaining significant populations left in New South Wales. It is a population of regional, State and Federal significance.
HINT FROM AFA TO DR CROWTHER
Tell Premier Baird NOT to grant the company a lease to build and operate the mine.
AFA is no fan of the Australian Koala Foundation, but the organisation estimates the Koala population of the greater Gunnedah Local Government Area at only 800-1,300 animals, as opposed to the company’s claims that numbers are an order of magnitude greater (8,613-16,893; Revised Koala Plan of Management Section 8.1.4).
WHAT IS OUR WILDLIFE WORTH ?
Australia is the only country in the world with Koalas. These delightful creatures do no harm, they sleep for a large part of the day, munch leaves and re-vegetate native forests.
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