While everyone was looking the other way

The Beagle Editor, What is all the fuss at Corunna? Why are they protesting? Forestry say they do the right thing. The paper shows police fining protestors. Who is the Lone Drummer? Are the sea eagles under threat and what happened to the masked owl? The Corunna Forest group are asking "How safe can we feel that sending in industrial logging machines 300m from a highly sensitive sea eagle that chooses isolation for its annual return to its roost will be effective, and, even if the sea eagles can withstand what's coming, how can we trust that the loggers will respect the state sanctioned exclusion zone? The say on their social media page "Have a look at the way Forestry Corp NSW has responded to the presence of a rare and protected bat at Mogo - just a short distance from the unsuspecting public who drive past here every day. Penny Sharpe MLC Dawn Walker Leanne Atkinson we have had ZERO response from the State Government. Gladys Berejiklian and @Andrew Constance MP were both here in the electorate of Bega yesterday - yet they chose to completely ignore the constituents who have waited so, so, so long just to speak to their elected representatives. "There has been no interest in community concerns and attempts to protect what has to be protected at law - L A W LAW - so how does that LAW apply to Mogo? Apparently it doesn't'! How does it apply at Corunna ? - we can only hope and hold our breaths as Forestry cross the highway next week to hammer the home of the sea eagles for the WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER." "Further north at Mogo the Friends of the Forest report the discovery of a subterranean bat roost in the forest immediately north of Mogo triggered an exclusion zone of 40 metres which has been ignored during the logging operation just completed.

"The roost in a disused mine shaft is near the marked tree in the middle of the photo. The Princess Highway is in the background. This constitutes yet another breach of the Threatened Species Licence.The forest is open again so people can go and look at the effects of logging for themselves. "Turn off the Highway at Mogo Trig Road. Eastern Australia is named as one 11 global deforestation fronts. Australia is the only developed country on the list. WWF calculates that by 2050, koalas could disappear from the wild in New South Wales, after the axing of forest protection laws by the state government. This is what is happening in our own backyard.

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