Articles filed under Impact on Wildlife from Australia / New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My experience with the Bald Hills wind farm has highlighted what I believe to be a general failure in the application of the laws. The consequence is that many species that are supposed to be protected are not. I have provided a couple of examples below however it would be easy to select more. This failure to respond properly to wildlife protection laws could be occurring on other impact assessments for other types of projects proposed at other locations throughout Victoria.
FLEURIEU EAGLES THREATENED - IS ORIGIN ENERGY SERIOUS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT? ENVIRONMENTAL LOSS IN THE NAME OF ENVIRONMENTAL GAIN