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Lament for the crayfish …

Charles Gilmour

I think giant freshwater crayfish are the most fascinating of creatures, and we have committed ourselves to help ensure their status is not threatened further. We have one of the largest known breeding populations in Tasmania, in our creek, which forestry will destroy if they are allowed to clearfell the headwaters, which they plan to do this year. Yesterday we saw a large female, one which we, in conjunction with Todd Walsh from the Lobster Recovery unit, had previously tagged. A breeding female she was carrying all her tiny babies under her tail.

I think the far north west is a precious green jewl and its forests, that help sustain the water which creates the areas abundant food crops, should be properly protected, rather than raped and pillaged as is currently the case. Read more, Comment HERE

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