News - 19 June 2018
The Pilliga Mouse is tiny, but of huge importance
Things you need to know about the Pilliga Mouse
The Pilliga Mouse doesn’t have the street-cred of the koala or the Tasmanian Devil, but they’re just as important as any other endangered Australian animal.
The Pilliga Mouse is found only in the Pilliga Forest in NSW.
If we can’t stop Santos from drilling for coal seam gas in the Pilliga Forest, we won’t be able to find the Pilliga Mouse at all anymore.
What we can do to protect the Pilliga Mouse
|Pilliga Mouse threat||Solutions to protect the Pilliga Mouse|
|Land clearing has shrunk their natural habitat to only four places||Create ironclad state-based environmental legislation to protect the habitat of threatened species.|
|Toxic coal seam gas waste is polluting their land, food and water supply||Pressure Santos to quit its Narrabri Gas Project in the Pilliga Forest.|
|Feral and domestic animals||Protect the Pilliga Forest habitat so the Pilliga Mouse is not forced into extinction.|
Fighting to save the Pilliga Forest
Since 2011, the Wilderness Society has been fighting to protect the Pilliga Forest and the fertile farmland of North West NSW.
We’ve had some wins – the main offender, Santos, has met with ongoing delays due to community opposition and lost over $1 billion of its shareholder’s money on the Narrabri Gas project in the Pilliga Forest so far.
The fight is not over
- Unfortunately, Santos is, right now, building a huge treatment plant in the Pilliga for its toxic coal seam gas wastewater.
- Farmers and residents are fighting to project their water, health and future.
- Environmentalists and Traditional Owners are offended by Santos’ disrespect for the value that nature adds to our lives.