Marvell Hall. Byron Bay. Koala Habitat disappearing.

 

Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow. Book here, it’s FREE.
BYRON RESIDENTS GROUP urges you to attend this FREE event being hosted by the Nature Conservation Council. Koalas in our Shire are threatened already and the NSW government has just made it worse for them.

“Nature in NSW is in crisis. New laws allow for devastating deforestation and broad scale land clearing of important wildlife habitat. At least 1000 species of plants and animals are facing extinction, including our iconic koala, and the destruction of their habitats is the leading threat.
As a result of these new laws, 99% of identified koala habitat on private land can be bulldozed, and a staggering 8 million hectares of forest and bushland has no protection from deforestation.
This devastation is firmly within our power to stop – join us for our Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow!
Through a conversation style presentation, Jemilah Hallinan from the EDO NSW will give an overview of what the changes to the laws mean for nature. Daisy Barham and Shirley Hall from the Nature Conservation Council will cover how we can all work together to call for stronger laws for nature – and how you can get involved.
We’ll provide some light refreshments. If you would like to contribute by bringing a dish to share – that would be most welcomed and appreciated!
This is a free community event – all welcome.”

TOMORROW NIGHT Thu. 26 July 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell Street. Byron Bay, NSW 2481
NB it is the end of Marvell on the eastern side of the sports fields, near Feros Care.

Dear Friends,
This is really important: one of the most deadly bee killing parasites – the varroa destructor mite – has been detected in Australia for the first time.
Thankfully officials believe the infected hive has been destroyed. But this is a wake up call. We cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to protecting our bees.
Evidence shows that neonicotinoid pesticides weaken bees’ immune systems and increase their vulnerability to the viruses spread by parasites like the varroa mite.
I’ve just signed this petition calling on the Australian Government to urgently follow the EU and introduce bans on neonicotinoids. Will you sign too and help protect our bees?

I’ve just signed this petition calling on the Australian Government to urgently follow the EU and introduce bans on neonicotinoids. Will you sign too and help protect our bees?

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