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The Clarence Environment Centre’s priority is the protection and conservation of flora, fauna and natural landscape in the Clarence Valley and river catchment.

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Grevillea masonii burned!

Late on Sunday 13th August, a bushfire started on a property south of Dilkoon Creek. Hundreds of hectares of Glossy Black-Cockatoo feed habitat destroyed with that habitat unlikely to recover for at least 7 or 8 years. The resident Koalas will have been impacted, and while animals that managed to find a tall tree could have survived this fire, the scorching of leaves is likely to make feed unpalatable for weeks to come.

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REPORT: Gibberagee State Forest logging – More Koala habitat destroyed.

This is the latest in a series of pictorial reports documenting the destruction of koala and other fauna habitat in the Gibberagee State Forest, north of Grafton. These reports have been prompted by the failure of ministers, their departments, and regulatory authorities, to respond to pleas to protect this significant ecological asset.

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REPORT: Gibberagee State Forest logging – Update June 23

The Clarence Environment Centre has been lobbying State and Federal Governments to protect resident Koalas in the above forest from planned logging operations for over 5 months.
Again, the Clarence Environment Centre calls for an immediate halt to the destruction of
koala habitat at Gibberagee, and an end to all logging in public forests as a matter of urgency.

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CEC Autumn 2023

In this issue:
Arndilly, Council land fence-line follow-up.
Keeping developers, and council planners, honest.
A rainforest on the brink.
Land For Wildlife new properties.
Funding for the NSW Land for Wildlife (LfW) program.
Callistemons of Stockyard Creek Road, Coaldale, Jan 2023.

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Vote for Koalas Sticker NSW Election 2023
Get your ‘Vote for Koalas’ stickers at the Clarence Env. Centre now. 
Drop in any Monday or call to arrange a time to pick up these free stickers.  Let’s save Koala trees this election. 


‘Istari’, a Land for Wildlife property with its own website. 

The Australian bush reveals many beautiful and fascinating plants and animals.  Explore the flora and fauna at Istari in the Clarence Valley.

Community Small Grant Recipient 22/23 – Thank you!
Thanks to the NRCF and our supporterswho helped us secure over $7,000 for a technology and office upgrade.
Wild Country donation to the CEC much appreciated!

Thankyou for the small grant which will be used to control and remove invasive species that choke native habitat.

The Project
August 21 2022

NSW Allows Logging Near Koala Habitats And Risks Species’ Extinction

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Back in 2013, Clarence Environment Centre members, community and businesses had a strong and powerful presence at the Clarence Valley’s first coal seam gas (CSG) drill-site at Glenugie during a prolonged 8-week peaceful, but indomitable on-ground campaign to stop work progressing. On the of 7th January, more than 40 police, including members of the Tactical Response Group and Police Rescue removed (with difficulty) a number of protesters locked-on to equipment, trees and structures which effectively broke up the blockade. However, it was all worth it as the protest caused significant major delays for the drilling and also drained funds which eventually caused Metgasco to pull out of the Clarence Valley and test for a more malleable community to the north. But alas, when they were met with a well-versed and even stronger opposition at Bentley, the NSW government was forced to declare Northern Rivers off limits to gas exploration!!