Loggers put parrot on swift path to extinction
The news today that swift parrot habitat on Bruny Island will be logged increases the urgency for the federal government to step in and protect this endangered bird, Greens Leader Christine Milne said today.
"I wrote to Minister Greg Hunt last month following revelations the state government ignored expert advice not to log five swift parrot breeding areas," Senator Milne said.
"The Minister is the responsible person for threatened species in Australia and must step in to stop logging of its habitat.
"Bruny Island is a mecca for bird watchers in Australia but it's only going to stay that way if the threats to its iconic species are removed, and that includes logging.
"Logging on Bruny Island must stop. Full stop," Senator Milne said.