Save our frogs
I WAS talking to my son, Elwyn Waters, who works up in the Gulf of Carpentaria where they mine manganese.
He said before they mine the land they gather some tree seeds to spray back on the ground when the mining is finished.
It would take 100 years or more for the trees to grow hollow branches for birds like cockatoos and parrots to nest in.Read more
When they push down the trees and burn them up, they burn and kill all the green frogs that live in the trees and when they grade the top soil off, they kill most of the frogs that live in the surface of the soil.
Down here we have lost most of our frogs because of constant ploughing in our Wheatbelt area.
The only ones that survive are desert frogs that can live deep underground in the dry seasons.
If they mine magnetite iron where they mine deep in the soil, we will lose those desert frogs too.
The only place for our frogs to survive is our wetlands between here and Perth, which are marked for mining bauxite.
Please save this area for our frogs.
The only good thing about mining in the northern part of our state is that it might stop cane toads from coming here because they need lots of cover to guard them from the hot days which they have up there.
There is a reason why all creatures were put on this earth. Please save our frogs.