Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge Under Siege" (from mining)

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Subject: Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge Under Siege" (from mining)
From: Judy Leitch <>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:13:40 +1000
>> With regards consultants employed to survey areas prior to development, 
>> Maureen Cooper in her new book "Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge Under Siege" 
>> notes that Waratah Coal obtained their coal exploration license for 
>> Bimblebox Nature Refuge in June 2006. They have had over six and a half 
>> years to conduct seasonal surveys there and have failed to do so.
>> Maureen also notes that Waratah Coal conducted .. eight fauna sites over 20 
>> days ... a six month period covering an average Wet Season. ..They failed to 
>> find the Black-throated Finch and most of the 145 bird species and 12 bird 
>> species of Conservation Significance for the Desert Uplands recorded with 
>> Bimblebox Nature Refuge by Birds Australia (and BirdLife Southern 
>> Queensland) surveyors and scientists from 2003 through November 2011.
>> The coal project that threatens Bimblebox is in the advanced stages of 
>> planning and approval, with two consecutive levels of government in 
>> Australia seriously considering allowing it to be totally destroyed by 
>> mining.
>> The combined efforts to safeguard Bimblebox Nature Refuge need eventually to 
>> take this test case to the point where proper legislation  can be achieved 
>> that will protect all high biodiversity value areas in Queensland, not only 
>> National Parks. There are many more Nature Refuges that will be reserved the 
>> same treatment in the near future.
>> Thanks to Maureen Cooper from Birdlife Australia, anyone who donates $26 or 
>> more, will receive a copy of her book “Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge under 
>> Siege”.

>> Bimblebox is pleased to be able to offer their supporters this wonderful 
>> book as a small vote of thanks. The resources of Bimblebox and the efforts 
>> of their volunteers to protect Bimblebox from mining need a boost if the 
>> community is to stand up to Big Coal. It’s an expensive but necessary 
>> exercise!
>> To donate and receive your copy:-


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