Environment | Sustainable Population Australia

An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally, while rejecting racism and coercive population control. SPA is an environmental advocacy organisation, not a political party.


AGL report backs wind farm benefits 15th July 2010

An economic study says wind farm projects in the Hallett area of the mid-north of South Australia have helped arrest population decline.

September 16 2011

Blue-tongue lizards banished from backyard to city outskirts 13th July 2010

Blue-tongue lizards were once the lords of Sydney's backyards, but high-density development is banishing them to the city's fringe. Wildlife groups are reporting that blue-tongues and other natives, such as the tawny frogmouth, are being pushed to the edge of the city by more intense development and higher human population density.

September 16 2011

CSIRO warning of wildlife wipe-out 8th July 2010

Australia's national parks are failing to save native wildlife, with mammal extinction rates of almost 50 per cent occurring in some NSW protected areas, a CSIRO scientist says.

September 16 2011

Environmental protection laws set for overhaul 7th July 2010

The Northern Territory Government has announced an overhaul of legislation which governs the environmental assessment of developments.

September 16 2011

Follow the money: Wealth, population are key drivers of invasive species

A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors -- more money and more people.

September 16 2011

How To Tell Your Parents That You Are A Malthusian

For years I concealed a terrible secret. A secret no one knew. Not my classmates, not my friends, not my siblings---not even my Mom and Dad. I tried to deny it. I tried to hide it. But I couldn't keep it locked up inside me any longer. I sensed a building volcanic force of common sense that if not vented, would soon blow me apart. I had to come out of the closet. I had to let someone know. And I knew who needed to know most of all. I had to tell my parents that I was different. Different in a way that society still does not accept.

September 16 2011

Pet market tipped to save endangered wildlife - April 11

Australia's wildlife is becoming extinct faster than had been expected, and there is criticism that the old way, "lock it up" conservation, is not working.

September 16 2011

Zoos can help transmit a message of hope for wildlife, climate - April 3

THE term climate change is misleading. The world's climate has always changed, but what is different this time around is the extent of the human plague and its blind pursuit of life's comforts. This disrupts the fragile balance that maintains our exquisite and magical planet, and creates climatic disorder and chaos.

September 16 2011

Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve, say experts

Conservationists say rate of new species slower than diversity loss caused by the destruction of habitats and climate change. Juliette Jowit guardian.co.uk, Sunday 7 March 2010

September 16 2011

Henry calls for a greener Treasury

TREASURY boss Ken Henry has taken a swipe at his own department's commitment to the environment, saying Treasury officials, among others, have failed to give proper weight to the importance of retaining Australia's unique biodiversity. Trevor Martin 6th March 2010

September 16 2011