Wildlife destruction by Fuel Reduction Burning, Portland Vic

To: "Rob Farnes" <>
Subject: Wildlife destruction by Fuel Reduction Burning, Portland Vic
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 13:59:48 +1000

On 2 Apr 2005, at 09:04, Rob Farnes wrote:

The DSE to my knowledge (locally anyway) do not take into consideration these species (no action required) as they are not endangered, quailthrush is listed as been near threatened and heathwren vulnerable.  There have been nine regional extinction in the Portland district.

Hi Rob

The Chesnut-rumped Heathwren is now listed under the state's Flora & fauna Guarantee Act, so arguably consideration of this species should be given by DSE in any burning plans.

Long-nosed Potoroos are listed under both the FFG and the national Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and i think you should probably inform the federal department about the potoroos. Killing numbers of pots in one spot is clearly a matter of national environmental significance. DEH may require DSE to change their burning regime (but not cease it).

Lawrie Conole
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ALPHINGTON, Victoria 3078

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