Superb Parrot - COG Submission to Commonwealth Gov re proposed downgradi
Superb Parrot - COG Submission to Commonwealth Gov re proposed downgrading
"Jenny Bounds" <>
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:17:33 +1100
circulating this link (to COG website) for those interested in reading the COG
submission we have sent to the Commonwealth Gov, in response to their
consultation document proposing that the Superb Parrot be downgraded and lose
protection under the Commonwealth's EPBC Act. This is an important
conservation issue for COG as it would essentially mean lessening
of protections on mature trees across the landscape in ACT and NSW,
affecting many species of birds, not only the parrots. We may not
have been able to save the Superb Parrot breeding trees on Throsby Ridge in
Gunghalin in 2013, if a downgraded status had been in effect
you are able to register your personal protest at the Commonwealth's
proposal to downlist Superb Parrot without any new information or survey data,
please refer below to our email campaign message to various environmental
networks. Please send an email with the suggested text to the
Commonwealth Gov by 9 January.
and new year to all
Keep our Woodlands
To those concerned about
the welfare of the Superb Parrot
You are being contacted
because you or your organisation may be interested in conservation actions to
protect the Superb Parrot throughout its range and to assist long-term survival
of this enigmatic species. We are asking concerned individuals and groups to
inform themselves about the new listing assessment for the Commonwealth’s
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC)
Are you aware that the Superb Parrot is in danger of being removed from the
protection of the EPBC Act?
Are you aware of the possibilities of downlisting the status of the Superb
Parrot from State and Territory legislation?
Are you aware that this will greatly undermine all of the work on the protection
of trees in the rural landscape?
Are you aware that this could affect funding available for tree planting
Are you aware that this proposed downlisting is despite no changes to the
Are you aware this proposal is due to information contained in the Action Plan
for Australian Birds-2010 produced by Birds
Australia, now BirdLife Australia?
For those interested, see
an article titled ‘A Superb Outcome?’ in Australian Birdlife Vol.1, No. 2, pp
34-37, June 2012.
‘I object to the
down-listing of the Superb Parrot from the EPBC Act on the following
Complete lack of data to suggest any change in status.
No indication that there have been any changes to the various threatening
The removal of a flag-ship species used to protect aged hollow-bearing trees in
the rural landscape.
Downlisting based on altered criteria rather than survey
Other unknown impacts from loss of habitat.
Please note that
submissions need to be in by 9th January 2015.
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