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Proposed Changes to Rules Governing Environmental Organisations

The Coastwatchers Environment Fund is one of hundreds of environment funds which have been registered on the Commonwealth Government’s REO – the Register of Environmental Organisations. This registration process provides the legal basis for attracting tax-deductible donations. A Commonwealth Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Dargues Reef Mine Gets Final Approval

In April 2017, Big Island Mining received final approval from the Commonwealth Government to proceed with the development of the Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek. Big Island Mining had previously received approval under NSW Planning legislation following the … Continue reading

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Victorian Forest Investigation Underway

In February 2017, VicForests began logging an area near Warburton known as the Blue Vein coupe, just a few hundred metres from the famous 350- year-old Ada Tall Trees Reserve. Local citizen scientists from the ‘Wildlife of the Central Highlands’ … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Success

The Coastwatchers ‘Moruya Forest Forum’, was held on Wednesday 23 August 2017, and was a great success. About 100 people attended the Forum in the St. Mary’s Performing Art Centre, an ideal venue for this type of activity. The meeting opened … Continue reading

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Forest Forum Letter to the Premier October 16th 2017

Dear Premier, Prohibition on the Logging of Mogo State Forest The Coastwatchers Association Inc. opposes the continued logging of State Forests in the Batemans Bay region of the South Coast of NSW, particularly the logging of timber, which is destined … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Resources – August 23rd 2017

NPA Forests for All Plan   https://npansw.org/what-we-do/our-work/campaigns/end-native-forest-logging/ Great Southern Forest Campaign seeks to protect all of the 430,000 hectares of public native forests of the Southern and Eden Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) regions following the expiry of the RFAs. The GSF is … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Resolutions- August 23rd 2017

This meeting calls on the NSW Government to: 1. Cease Logging Mogo State Forest Immediately cease logging the Mogo State Forest until a professionally based pre logging review is undertaken and assessed, given the known presence of both the Vulnerable … Continue reading

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Rabbit Control Continues in Eurobodalla

The Eurobodalla Shire’s Environment Team are commended for their efforts to reduce the numbers of rabbits across the Shire. Rabbit warrens have been destroyed and fumigated in Tuross, Long Beach and South Durras. The new Korean strain of Calcivirus (RHDV-K5) … Continue reading

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Propping Up a Potential Dead Asset – The Closure/Sale of the Heyfield Timber Mill

A salutary lesson in timber resource management Gippsland in Victoria is still reeling from the loss of hundreds of jobs following the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station. And then months later the largest hardwood sawmill in Australia, also based … Continue reading

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Concerned Community Members Find Endangered Greater Gliders, and Vulnerable Yellow-bellied Gliders in the Mogo State Forest

Since the logging operation commenced, volunteer members of the community have been surveying the Mogo Forest, searching for fauna that would be adversely affected by the logging activities. They were also noting the presence of habitat and feed trees. The … Continue reading

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