1 Tahrcountry Musings: Barrow Island, Australia Needs Your Help

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Barrow Island, Australia Needs Your Help

Barrow Island described as Australia's 'Galapagos' because of its rare and endangered species, is the second largest island in Western Australia, and is one of Australia's oldest nature reserves. It is famous for marsupials like the burrowing bettong, the golden bandicoot and many other threatened and endemic species. The Australian Government is going ahead with the development of a huge gas plant by the energy companies, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil against the advice of its own Environmental Protection Authority. The environmentalists of Australia need help from people worldwide to stop this atrocity. Please send mails to Australian Government and energy companies, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil requesting them to stop this suicidal project. To make things easier you can go to WWF site and sign a petition there.

3 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Oh this is despicable.Hope good counsel will prevail.

Parameswar Cannanore said...

The word used by Prasanth says it all.Despicable. If the Australian Govt wants the project that badly they should have it on the mainland instead of squandering one of nature's precious heritage.

Cauvery Krishnan said...

I subscribe to the views of Prasanth and Parameswar. Despicable,Yes