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Petition - Save the Black-throated Finch from Extinction

Ask the Queensland and Federal Environment Ministers to protect the last remaining habitat of the endangered Black-throated Finch in order to save it from extinction. 

  • The Black-throated Finch southern subspecies is no longer found across 88% of its historical range.
  •  In 2019 there was only an estimated population of around 1000 left in the wild. 
  •  The area where Adani wants to dig the Carmichael coal mine is home to the largest known population of Black-throated finches and some of the best remaining habitat.
  • Official counts of the black-throated finch at Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site recorded an 82 per cent drop between 2019 and 2020, according to the first official survey conducted for Adani. 
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Dear Hon Minister Sussan Ley MP and Hon Minister Meaghan Scanlon MP,

I am writing to urge you to take swift action to save the endangered Black-throated Finch southern subspecies from extinction. 

The Black throated finch southern subspecies is no longer found across 88% of its historical range. In 2019- there was only an estimated population of around 1000 left in the wild. 

The area where Adani wants to dig the Carmichael coal mine is home to the largest known population of Black-throated finches and some of the best remaining habitat.

It is estimated that the mine will destroy over 16,500 hectares of Black-throated Finch habitat.

Official counts of the black-throated finch at Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site recorded an 82 per cent drop between 2019 and 2020, according to the first official survey conducted for Adani. 

The offsett area that has been allocated for the finch to move to is not their preferred habitat, and is actually on the site of the proposed Clive Palmer- owned Waratah coal mine. 

Since Adani has begun work on the site, Adani has not managed to follow even their inadequate management plans,  and have breached their environmental management obligations more than 5 times.

Unfortunately, official counts of the black-throated finch at Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site recorded an 82 per cent drop between 2019 and 2020, according to the first official survey conducted for Adani. 

Will you do the right thing and protect the remaining Black throated finch habitat before it's too late? 

Regards,

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