Letter: Warning about the latest 'eco-scam'

By Dr Tim Cadman
Updated October 29 2018 - 5:51am, first published 3:30am
Land clearing

I am writing to warn residents about the latest illegitimate environmental scheme that is currently in circulation. Some householders may have received a letter offering to register their native vegetation as koala habitat and include it in a so-called biodiversity ‘offset’ scheme, to compensate for the destruction of koala habitat under the shire’s new koala management zoning system. It is worth noting that if residents participate in this scheme they are actually encouraging land-clearing and the destruction of koala habitat.