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Avoidable human expansion means death for wallabies at Mission Beach Australia

A permit has been issued by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to cull 2,000 Agile Wallabies at Mission Beach along the North Queensland Coast in an area almost pristine not so long ago. Wildlife activists say that there may only be about 500 wallabies there now but a lot more humans.

The Wallabies, Flinders Island

For an instant the ears come up
forked and twitching like a diviner's rod
dowsing the shoreline for lethal sounds - those
faint steady fumblings before the rifle-crack."

Study of Alice, the baby Wallaby, at Wildhaven

In March of this year we reported on the impact of the worst fires in Australia's history on Wildhaven, in Kinglake, Victoria. This animal rehab and refuge, from which many native animals had been released after expert care, was burned to the ground. Countless indigenous animals perished along with human beings. Stella was with the Country Fire Brigade, fire-fighting, while Alan Reid was trapped by fire at Wildhaven and almost died. Both survived and they are looking after wildlife orphans and hardship cases again. Stella has sent these wonderful photos of a juvenile wallaby, about thirty centimeters high, and her playmates, young kangaroos. Please enjoy and protect and preserve these values.

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