Fenner in the News - 'Slashed': Morrison government delays assessments for threatened species (Sydney Morning Herald)

24 April 2019

Fenner ecologist Professor David Lindenmayer has commented on the government's plan to grant extensions sought by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee for 13 species - including the critically endangered Leadbeater's possum and the vulnerable Australian sea lion.

Professor Lindenmayer said delayed assessment updates mean some species or ecological communities don't have their threat ratings increased. That could mean certain development projects get the nod in the meantime when they might not otherwise have been permitted to proceed.

Read the full article at the Sydney Morning Herald website.