"The extinction crisis in Australia's cities and towns "

Sunday, 23 August 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
People weeding bushland together.

A new report titled  "The extinction crisis in Australia's cities and towns " has just been released by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
It shows that there a lot of threatened plants and animals in Australian urban areas  and just how much forest habitat and grasslands in and on the edge of our towns  and cities is destroyed for development  under Australia's weak national environment laws. 
 
Jess Abrahams, a campaigner witth  the Australian Conservation Foundation, talks about the species at stake and what we can do to help strengthen laws  meant to protect species.
 
We turn to the work of urban land care that restores habitat: the work of Friends of Mount Majura. Waltraud tells how the group started a mountain of land care work thirteen years ago, problems with too many grazing Eastern Grey Kangaroos and misuse by people making trails and building huge cubbies.

Music: Light Sprinkle featuring Richard Ploog. Groom Epoch,  

             Scalar Trails ‎(CD, Album) Mind Kontrol Records

 

Links:
"The extinction crisis in Australias cities and towns: How weak environment laws have let urban sprawl destroy the habitat of Australia’s threatened species." August 2020, The Australian Conservation Foundation.

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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Megan Williams, Bec Horridge, Nicky Stott & Eiddwen Jeffery

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