Greens outline plan to save threatened Victorian native wildlife
On World Environment Day today, the Greens launched their $2.1 billion election policy to protect native wildlife, which would help bring threatened species such as Victoria’s animal emblem, the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possums.
Boost for tourism in the home of the Leadbeater’s Possum
The Greens have pledged $3 million of federal funds to invest in the tourism potential of Victoria’s Central Highlands region and its precious forests.
“The Greens’ vision is to invest in tourism attractions and services that showcase the incredible natural environment of the region,” said Victorian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.
(i) that in April 2015, the Minister for the Environment up‑listed Victoria’s animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, to critically endangered which is one category level prior to becoming extinct in the wild,
The Greens have applauded Zoos Victoria’s stand on destructive logging in Victoria’s Central Highlands, backing their position that the best way to ensure the survival of critically endangered species is the creation of the Great Forest National Park.
Confidential report shows need for Great Forest National Park
The revelation that putting an end to logging in Victoria’s central highlands would save 3.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year highlights the need for the Great Forest National Park, according to the Greens.