From the right to a peaceful lifestyle to the demands of commercial interests – Byron Hinterland is under pressure to develop as the dollar value of the area sky rockets.
Anthea Packshaw, Mullumbimby. No living creature on our planet should suffer unnecessarily owing to unconscious and uncaring people who hit animals with their cars and cannot even be bothered to stop and check to see if the animal needs assistance.... Read More →
Myrelle Hurst, Murwillumbah. I wanted to make a comment regarding the Nationals’ display at the Murwillumbah Show, promoting Thomas George and Geoff Provest. I noticed they were handing out balloons and I asked why are they handing out balloons when... Read More →
Teeya Blatt,, Brunswick Heads. I am writing (not for the first time) to defend the rights of the echidnas, wallabies, snakes and goannas who live in the Nature Reserve in Brunswick Heads. This is a protected place – a haven in a fiercely intrusive world – where horses and dogs and other introduced animals are not allowed. Especially dogs.
Students at Wilsons Creek Public School were greeted by a grizzly site last Friday, when they arrived to see the remains of a young wallaby that had been attacked and killed by a feral dog.
Kevin Evans and Dr Oisín Sweeney, Nationals Parks Association of NSW. The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.
Footage of a rescued turtle at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre www.cairnsturtlerehab.org The Australian Greens say they are proud to have ‘stopped the Abbott government’s plan to water down threatened species protection while also securing $300,000 in government funding for... Read More →
Rosy Whelan This time last year, as our ship steamed north from the Antarctic Peninsula – one of our beleaguered planet’s few remaining wilderness areas – four fishing ships hove into view. With calm waters and clear skies, the ships... Read More →
S. F.Greene, Byron Bay. I note that Mr Spooner considers himself to care about the environment, yet sometime ago I approached him regarding the possibility of a permanent sign to be placed in or outside the Byron Community Centre, highlighting preservation of local wildlife and awareness of litter on the beaches in relation to repercussions for marine life.
Menkit Prince, Uki. I read an article about a kangaroo 'cull' conducted by Parks Victoria in which 16 kangaroos were shot and left to rot in the park.
Isabelle Delmotte , Suffolk Park. Every week council approves a number of big trees that have to be cut for different reasons. For every tree and bush approved there are dozen of others that don't need approval.
Samala Heart, Possum Creek. Last night, my husband spotted one of a couple of notorious cats that their owners allow to prowl our rural area each night.
Jackie French's book Let the Land Speak is a book that every Australian should consider reading, giving the continued carnage of the land and wildlife, chronic pollution and ever increasing climate change.