Mainland Quokka Colony to Face Extinction
The primary role of this website is to
create more public awareness on the plight of a small colony of
mainland quokka (Setonix brachyurus) in the Arcadia state forest
The Department of Environment and Conservation conducted native
mammal surveys in Arcadia in (2005/06) and documented quokka activity
in a number of sites.
For this small colony of quokka to survive, the animals need
undisturbed habitat including protection from feral predators such
as foxes and cats. However there is a more destructive force at
play in quokka habitat in Arcadia. And that is the notorious logging
arm of the state government, the Forest Products Commission.
The FPC plan to log the Arcadia forest within the next few months,
and with the logging operations; will also come 30 tonne logging
machines, which crush every living organism in their path. Once
the machines are done, then the DEC - on behalf of the FPC - will
incinerate what's left standing in Arcadia.
The Preston Environment Group is coordinating a 'Quokka Rescue'
campaign to try and save this small colony of rare mainland quokka
from extinction. PEG is a non profit organization protecting your
environment for future generations. After all, extinction is forever.
For more information contact: PEG on 97 321 270 or 043 997 6507
the Minister for Forestry
and ask him to stop the logging