The future of a species is at stake.
A new analysis by EDO Qld has revealed Adani is going backwards on its commitments to the critically-endangered Black-throated Finch, apparently cutting out 2000-plus hectares of core habitat from its proposed offset area.
Our investigation also suggests Adani is having difficulties legally securing land for their proposed offset area, highlighting major weaknesses in the document central to their Carmichael mine approvals.
EDO Qld has spent years fighting on the side of the endangered Black-throated Finch.
Our landmark 2015 court case against Adani proved once and for all that the company’s proposed Carmichael megamine sits on the finch’s core habitat, and would constitute an existential threat to the species.
But instead of working to preserve the species, Adani’s latest plans suggest it has actually reduced the size of its proposed offset area, including thousands of hectares that its own studies reveal is prime habitat for the finch.
Until December last year, Adani’s plan proposed to go beyond the minimum requirements of its approved 2016 Biodiversity Offset Strategy. It’s unclear why the company has now changed the plan.
This is why our work is so crucial.
Without proper scrutiny, companies like Adani can and will ride roughshod over our natural environment, putting at risk our precious native species and ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef.
It takes dedicated scientists, conservationists, and top environmental legal experts like EDO Qld to ensure these mining companies remain accountable.
But it’s an uphill battle to make sure miners like Adani do the right thing and obey our laws, and we need all the help we can get.
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Thanks very much Diane, for all your support.
CEO and Solicitor, EDO Qld
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