Department of Environment strikes again

Discussion in 'News Items' started by Floggadog, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Sharaway

    Sharaway Guest

    Can we dare to ask the question of whom ate or burned out all of our Mega Fauna, i dare you to argue that one in public???

    And where worried about goats, camels and brumby's. Save the Brumby but kill the Cane Toad, yep we have our priorities correct.
  2. himitsu

    himitsu Well-known Member

    and rabbits and foxes Shara... and yet horses are one of the worst environmental vandals!

    What really caused the extinction of the megafauna? perhaps climate change???
  3. jacko88

    jacko88 Well-known Member

    One of the biggest problems with camels is finding the people to cart them. There aren't many transport people with single deck crates that are high enough, except the people who cart dogger horses.
    Currently they're being carted into SA to be processed, go through the same abattoir as the horses but on different days.
  4. himitsu

    himitsu Well-known Member

    yep :) that and blooming cyclones dumping heaps of water around the place making it harder to round them up!
  5. GeeJay

    GeeJay Guest

    Land clearing and I would say the biggest environmental vandals have 2 legs, our station alone was almost cleared up till the 50's for its Mulga you can still find traces of the old cutters camps. Also mining our other Station is covered with old leases huge holes in the ground which now hold water.

    Last year we spent would say a few thousand on baiting and trapping programs, this year we will do the same and keep doing it, we are on top of foxes,rabbits and cats but wild dogs are proving difficult.

    The other environmental disaster is urban sprawl clearing swamp land for housing. Then you have wild pigs all over the south west forests oh and the worst vandal is going to be deer and then when people get sick of Alpacas and kick them out the list goes on.
  6. himitsu

    himitsu Well-known Member

    megafauna extinction was heaps before white settlement. They were around way back when most of Australia was forested.

    but yes land clearing is a HUGE HUGE HUGE problem, and one that is not going away... We just dont seem to learn? Economy is far more important than the environment, and yet the environment is a MAJOR driver in the economy?? go figure... but we want money NOW, even at the expense of money in 10, 20, 50+ years time... It all comes down to the government's priorities (which do not involve the environment at ALL at the moment), and driving that (supposedly) is what the voters want... But we are still every man for himself, and dont care about anything that isnt in our backyard or directly impacting our financial situation or lifestyle.
  7. sil

    sil Gold Member

    That article is the worst sort of emotive and biased reporting.

    They state the water was gradually plugged and in the next paragraph the water suddenly disappeared? sheesh.

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