Some of Queensland's birds under threat

To: "Tom Tarrant" <>, "Lloyd Nielsen" <>
Subject: Some of Queensland's birds under threat
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:19:08 +1000

Lloyd starts off his well thought through article by talking about Tumoulin. I include a bit more information for those interested. My main issue with any logging in this forest is not that they will take the 'habitat trees', as they will be protected, but that we are already missing an age class or two of potential den trees. For over thirty years (but not every year) some of us have been raking around the old scarred den trees to protect them from fire. If the tall gums are harvested it will be another fifty years or more before we have replacement trees for those which are now on their last legs. Some have fire scars you can easily walk into and one could be a stall for a giraffe, it is so damaged. If we loose the Yellow-bellied Gliders out of this forest we will loose the little gliders too as they are now dependant on the Y-b Gliders to open up the feed trees for sap. This is due to changes to the forest due to logging, grazing, improved access for weeds and the changed fire regimes. Lantana has almost totally replaced small acacias.

"The reality is that cutting down 100-year-old trees won't continue and we've got to gear businesses to process plantation-grown material," said Queensland Timber chief executive Rod McInnes. "Our future is in plantations and on private land." according to a Courier Mail 2006 report.

Wildlife Queensland have this offering:-

The Tablelands National Parks Volunteers have been working in this forest for a few years now monitoring the gliders and now the vegetation and the birds. they have produced some great little pamphlets on the forest and I'll see if they can be accessed electronically.


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-----Original Message----- From: Tom Tarrant
Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:22 AM
To: Lloyd Nielsen
Subject: Some of Queensland's birds under threat

Hi All,

For anyone with access problems to Lloyd's excellent article,  I have
re-posted it on my website (now with images)



On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Lloyd Nielsen <>

I have just completed an article on the destructive anti-environmental
conduct of the present Queensland Government since it came to power two
years ago. This government must surely qualify for the most environmentally
destructive government Australia has ever seen. Birds such as the remaining
Red Goshawk population, the Eungella Honeyeater  and others are under

The article is not only  long - only because the government has chalked
up a long list of anti-environmental misdemeanors in its two years in power
- but it makes pretty horrifying reading and will shock most people
interested in preserving our environment and wildlife. The link is  -

Lloyd Nielsen,
Mt Molloy, Nth Qld

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