Act for Birds - Community Forum - Toowomba
Tuesday night: about 40 local conservationists turned out despite the rain to discuss how #naturelaws are failing to stop the loss of habitat in the region. It was great great collaborating with our hosts HOPE as well as the Amaroo Environmental Education Centre. We heard from Mick Atzeni on the decline of many local bird populations, and from others on the loss of vital understory habitat for birds. The room agreed developers should ask the for the bird data first, not last, and that we need stronger frameworks to increase the checks and balances and improve the integrity of enviro departments.
Next stop next Wednesday night - Brisbane
Kim Garret - BirdLife Conservation Community Organiser
Images by Fiona Blandford