Articles filed under Impact on Birds from Australia / New Zealand
The Federal Environment Minister, Ian Campbell, has dismissed claims he ignored advice from senior members of his department when he vetoed a windfarm project in Victoria's Gippsland region.
A submission to list the orange-bellied parrot as critically endangered, could put an end to wind farms in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria.
A joint hearings panel made up of Waitomo District Council and Environment Waikato councillors will this week consider the $225 million plan against a Waitomo District Council officers' report and a Conservation Department submission recommending it is turned down because turbine blades could kill birds - including nationally endangered indigenous species.
Birds Tasmania chairman Eric Woehler said two wedge-tailed eagles had been killed at the Woolnorth wind farm in the state's north-west in the past two weeks.
Minister Ian Campbell last night seized on the gory death of an endangered wedge-tailed eagle after it collided with a turbine, vowing to push ahead with plans to strengthen his powers to veto wind farms.
The path of a threatened bird will be mapped as opposition to a big wind farm near Macarthur in south-west Victoria continues.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT Broadcast: 17/04/2006 Government vetos wind farm development Reporter: Mary Gearin
A TASMANIAN wind farm is operating with a licence to kill up to six endangered orange-bellied parrots every two years — the same birds that the Federal Government last week declared must be saved at all costs.
TWO days into the 2004 federal election campaign, Ian Campbell was on the telephone with a message for voters in the marginal Victorian seat of McMillan.
It's blowing a Gippsland gale. The half-dozen wind turbines that flick long fingers above the seaward horizon near Dalyston are cartwheeling with a will, slipping in and out of view between the rain squalls that blow like sheets of hard, grey mist across the tawny paddocks.
The federal government has blocked a wind farm proposal on Victoria's south-east coast after a report found the project would threaten an already endangered parrot species.
The Bracks Government has attacked as "blatantly political", a Federal Government decision to block a controversial 52-turbine wind farm plan on Victoria's south-east coast.
A new report into the collective impact of wind farms on some of Australia’s threatened and migratory bird species warns of threats posed by coastal wind farms to the long-term survival of the threatened Orange-bellied Parrot, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell said today.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Brolga, and many other birds, are at a great risk and would be killed by the Macarthur wind farm if it were to go ahead. Its time to give our native companions a fair go. Editor's Note: This letter has appeared in several Australian papers.
How is the legal and moral requirement for the protection of our wildlife, in this instance Brolgas, reconciled with the certainty that they will be displaced and or killed by the turbines of this wind farm? Editor's Note:This letter has appeared in several Australian newspapers.
FLEURIEU EAGLES THREATENED - IS ORIGIN ENERGY SERIOUS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT? ENVIRONMENTAL LOSS IN THE NAME OF ENVIRONMENTAL GAIN