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Rampant growth threatens endangered species in Logan

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2012 02:05

QUOLL-QueensPark-IpswichLogan is home to endangered and vulnerable wildlife such as the iconic koala and spotted-tail quoll. However unless residents and the community help local council and government to identify where these animals are, it is very likely that they may become extinct.

Two confirmed roadkill  established the existance of the quoll in the west Logan area including Greenbank, Park Ridge and Chambers Flat suburbs.

Many of us have never heard of a QUOLL, an Australian carnivorous marsupial and there are few opportunities to see one as they are usually nocturnal. Wildlife Logan with Quoll Seekers' Network recently held a community information meeting for which a live captive-bred quoll was a highlight. Image above shows the resident quoll at Queens Park Ipswich - well worth a visit.

What is the rampant growth which threatens these cryptic elusive creatures? Greenbank UDA in Teviot Downs - opposed by the Save Greenbank community, ULDA satellite cities of Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba, proposed energy corridor along Logan River - opposed by VETO, proposed GATEWAY Extension Extension aka Park Ridge Connector. In addition we have a piece of Linkwater water infrastructure - Cedar Grove  to Karawatha pipeline which cuts through Quoll and Koala Habitat and Wetlands.

The NO PRC group - visit their website and register to receive email updates are planning a community meeting for September to gauge /build community opposition for proposal. Support them also on FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/NoPRCGroup 

If we value the community and environment where we live and want our grandchildren to enjoy the same then we need to communicate that clearly to our elected representatives.

Now is the time to SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT. LACA Logan and Albert Conservation Association Inc can help you. Contact us. Come along to our meetings. We are not funded by government and all members are volunteers. We'd love you to join us to share our values more widely.

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