Thursday, February 02, 2012

helmeted honeyeaters - investigating now!

It's terrific that the Victorian Environment Assessment Council have been directed to investigate the future of public land near the Yellingbo Conservation Reserve.

Here I am pictured with Jeff Latter, part of a consortia of local groups keen to see public land linked up and protected to provide additional habitat links for Victoria's bird emblem, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

The investigation is the result of many years of lobbying by local environment groups, including Jeff and the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeaters.

Conservation of the area is vital to provide the essential habitat these endangered birds need to survive.

It's really important that VEAC hear your views. Submissions close on the 20 February and you can find out more at the VEAC website.

We feel particularly privileged in Yarra Ranges, home to three of Victoria's four state emblems, all endangered, all threatened. It's important we protect their habitat.

VEAC is an independant statutory authority that conducts investigations and provides advice to the State Government on the protection and ecologically sustainable management of the environment and natural resources of public land.

Don't delay, tell VEAC how important it is to you that the Yellingbo investigation area is critical to the ongoing survival of our bird emblem, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

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