Aboriginal anger as thousands of mutton bird burrows bulldozed for golf course
Reported on 27-Feb-2013 by ABC news, Australia
On King Island in Australia, approximately 12,000 shearwater burrows were destroyed to make room for a golf course being constructed.
The project developer suggests that the number of burrows destroyed was actually 6,000, but an actual E.I.S. from before construction has yet to be released.
Why this is only coming to light now, AFTER the fact, seems insane to me. Even 6,000 burrows could represent a substantial impact on the colony, which has an estimated 45,000 colonies.
Does anyone have any further information about this? I.E. who did the EIS? etc...? Someone should take responsibility here I believe.