Crossing Wildlife, along with The Australian Wildlife Society,
has joined with a coalition of wildlife conservation organisations
that are all calling for the end to hunting and killing by anyone
of vulnerable or endangered Australian wildlife.
coalition is lobbying the present federal government, or the new
incoming government, after 14 September 2013 to alter the Native
Title Act of 1993 because the twenty year old Native Title Act
allows the unrestricted hunting and killing of about fifty species
of Australian native wildlife.
are listed locally and internationally as endangered or vulnerable
to extinction. Traditional hunting, fishing and foraging practices
currently conducted in Australia under Aboriginal traditions and
Islander customs target over 50 native wildlife species both terrestrial
and marine. These include bustards, crocodiles, dugongs, echidnas,
emus, fish, flying foxes, frogs, goannas, lizards, macro pods,
magpie geese, mutton birds, possums, shellfish, and snakes, as
well as fresh and saltwater turtles.
the above have no limits or monitoring of numbers taken.
therefore call for an urgent change to the Native Title Act 1993,
so that any endangered or vulnerable animal or marine life is
excluded from hunting and killing by any means, for any reason.
are joined in this campaign by: Animals Australia, Australian
Anti Shark Finning Alliance, Australian Wildlife Protection Council,
Australians for Animals, Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld, Bob Irwin
Wildlife & Conservation, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre,
Cee4life, Dugongandturtles.com, Durong Dingo Sanctuary, Earthrace
Conservation, International Anti Poaching Federation, Koala Hospital
Port Macquarie, Koala Preservation Society NSW Inc, KoalaTracker,
RSPCA Queensland, Sea Shepherd Australia, Southern Ash Wildlife
Shelter, Wildlife Protection Association of Australia, Wombat
Awareness and more.
more information including links to a full list of native animals
that are endangered or vulnerable can be found here.
This link will take you to The Australian Wildlife Society
ADOBE ACROBAT READER TO VIEW. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HERE.
can help by writing or emailing our federal and state environment
Hon Tony Burke MP: Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au
for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage
Hunt MP: Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au
Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage
ask you to unite on this and protect all our wildlife in one hit.