Pacific Highway vs Eastern Coastal Emu

Subject: Pacific Highway vs Eastern Coastal Emu
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 10:07:15 +1000
> Please sign our online petition  to save the Eastern Coastal Emu,
> symbolic of the 80+ other threatened species in this undeveloped area,
> from fragmentation and destruction.

This is quite misleading. The "Eastern Coastal Emu" is not a threatened
species.  The area's remnant Emu population has some conservation value,
but inflated claims like this will in the end harm other conservation
efforts by creating skepticism when habitat needs to be protected for
genuinely threatened species like Regent Honeyeaters.

There may be more significant conservation issues with these roadworks
than the Emu population but you couldn't have much confidence in other
claims by the group. 


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