The Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) permit system is broken.
The recently released 2020 data shows permits were given to 'control':
- 57 common long-necked turtles, part of the world’s most endangered vertebrate taxa.
- 11,000 grey-headed flying foxes, our native pollinators.
- 1500 bare-nosed wombats were killed, our 'eco-system engineers.
And that is barely touching on the surface. Many thousands more kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals were massacred under this tick-and-flick licensing system.