Steve Irwin was helemaal bezeten van wildlife en het beschermen ervan.
Nu is een beschermd gebied in gevaar, want men wil hier een mijn exploiteren. Je kunt een petitie tekenen om te laten zien dat je het hiermee niet eens bent.
'Com on Aussielovers, teken die petitie nu!
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The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a wetland conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) was acquired as part of the National Reserve System Programme for the purpose of nature conservation with the assistance of the Australian Government.
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is being threatened by strip mining. Cape Alumina Pty Ltd has lodged mining lease applications which include approximately 12,300 ha of the Reserve. Cape Alumina company documents indicate an intention to mine 50 plus million tons over a 10 year period commencing 2010. The greater part of this mine is on SIWR
The proposed area for mining on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve contains the head waters of irreplaceable waterways and unique biodiversity which will not recover after mining operations are finished.
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If you would like to help further in Saving the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, we can send you a petition pack.
Please contact us on (07) 5436 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How else can I help?
As the battle to save Steve’s Place continues, Australia Zoo and partnering organisations are looking for alternative ways to protect the area forever.
Recently, the Queensland Government put forward a proposal to have the Wenlock River listed as a ‘Wild River’ under their special ‘Wild Rivers Legislation’. Once listed, the Wenlock River and its surrounds will gain a very high level of protection from any disturbances- including mining!
Visit The Wilderness Society's website to show your support and sign the petition to save the Wenlock River. Be sure to include a comment, to the Queensland Premier, about why you believe the Wenlock River and it surrounds should be protected. Together we can Save Steve's Place!