THE JULIMAR Conservation Park’s ‘critically endangered’ Woylie is harder to spot in the pages of The Toodyay Herald than the elusive Wally in the Where’s Wally? children’s books.
Last month Nikkola Palmer’s letter flagged the omission of the species in the The Herald’s March Page 1 article.
And last month the Woylie again failed to get a mention in the Page 1 article on Chalice Mining’s activities – which did get a pointer to the company’s advertisement on Page 18.
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But why does The Herald consistently mention the ‘vulnerable’ Black Cockatoo and Chuditch which it calls ‘threatened’ and omit mentioning the ‘critically endangered’ Woylie?
Short of calling The Herald specieist, in the sense of preferring one species over another, we look forward to the Woylie taking its precarious place in the hierarchy of endangered fauna in the Julimar Conservation Park.