SUBMISSION: to Local Land Services on the Statutory review of NSW Native Vegetation Clearing Rules

It has always been our contention that giving equal weight to the social, economic, and environmental interests is a flawed process, simply because social wellbeing and the economy are both totally reliant on a healthy environment, achieving which, therefore, should be the priority objective.

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REPORT: Post Bushfire Condition of Dry Rainforest

In November 2019, the Liberation Trail bushfire decimated the Nymboida area, destroying more than 50 homes. The environmental damage was enormous, made worse by what is arguably the worst drought in the close to 200 years of white occupation of the area. That prolonged drought, combined with record high temperatures and heatwaves, saw moisture content of vegetation at such low levels that living trees were reduced to charcoal.

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Keeping/farming of goats – Comments for DPI

While the potential introduction of some form of traceability has merit, we must point out that goats are rapid breeders, and within two years of a goat escaping or being released into the wild, there could be 2 generations of untraceable animals creating havoc in the wild. Frankly, we believe the risk to the environment from any goat-keeping exercise is just too great, and something that needs extremely strict controls!

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SUBMISSION: Native Forest Wood in the Renewable Energy Target

The CEC finds the term “wood waste” completely unacceptable, particularly that taken from native forest. It is not waste, it is crucial habitat for Australia’s unique fauna, and the source of essential nutrients for plants to grow and create healthy biodiverse ecosystems. Read our recommendations here...

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SUBMISSION ADDEMDUM : Proposed delisting of Boronia hapalophylla as endangered

Scientists are predicting the possible loss of 30% of the planet’s biodiversity through the impacts of climate change within 80 years, less than one human lifespan. To suggest any species is “secure” is stretching credibility, much less one with such a restricted range as B. hapalophylla.

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CEC Winter Newsletter 2022

Who could have predicted that? They have to be kidding! CEC, working in support of Clarence Valley Council's Koala Working Group Land for Wildlife new members and properties in the Clarence Valley Ending NSW native forest logging by 2024 to prepare for the climate emergency Rest in Peace State of the Environment Report, by Meredith Stanton Small actions count; saving part of a population of the threatened pea Tephrosia filipes beneath powerlines. By Clive Barker Microbats still thriving at Shannon Creek Requesting a further chang

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SUBMISSION: Proposed delisting of Boronia hapalophylla as endangered

In conclusion it seems that, given the modern genetic testing that is available, perhaps some effort could have been made to determine if those other populations are in fact B. hapalophylla, or possibly even an undescribed species, before proceeding with the delisting.

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