The ongoing deaths of kolas as a result of the Pacific Highway upgrade, logging and the increasing fragmentation and loss of habitat has lead to the call for a peaceful protest this Tuesday, February 6, at Peace Park (Corner Ballina Road and Keen Street) in Lismore from 12pm.
Animal Justice Party NSW spokesperson said they ‘have one aim – to force the Berejiklian government to stop the ongoing destruction of koala habitat and habitat that provides shelter and safety for other species on private and public lands.’
Speakers will include Ros Irwin, president, Friends of the Koala; Dailan Pugh, spokesperson for North East Forest Alliance and Dawn Walker, Greens MLC among others.
Following the addresses the gathering will take a short walk to the ‘community drop in session’ between 1pm till 2.30pm being hosted by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) at the Lismore Gateway Motel and Restaurant, 99 Ballina Road, Lismore.
The DPI public consultation and submission process includes discussion about the renewal of Regional Forest Agreements covering the North East, Eden and Southern Regions of NSW.
For more information check out the Animal Justice Party NSW #saveourkoalas Facebook page.