It can curl up in your hand, and when it’s there, it is lighter than a block of chocolate. It is critically endangered. It is a Fairy (Leadbeater’s) Possum; the animal emblem of Victoria.
They are the tallest flowering plant on Earth, towering over 100 metres towards the sky. The magnificent Victorian Mountain Ash.
The tiny Fairy Possum needs these giant trees to live in.
It has been more than two years since the Federal Government listed the Fairy Possum for ‘emergency intervention’.
Yet right now, its valuable forest habitat is being logged, mostly to make cheap copy paper.
The gears of government grind forward, the Mountain Ash continues to fall.
To ensure the Fairy Possum does not suffer the same fate as the Tasmanian Tiger, and to prevent extinction, it’s critical that the Mountain Ash forest habitat for the Fairy Possum is protected from logging.
Our politicians must commit to real measures—like releasing the final Recovery Plan for the species species and creating the Great Forest National Park.
Take the poll and tell us if you agree that the habitat of the Fairy Possum must be protected.