The Fauna Fighters take to not only the urban areas in regular clean-ups but also to areas like Merri Creek, one of Melbournes most special, and sadly most neglected wildlife areas. Please support your local wildlife habitats by ensuring they are free of garbage and pollution.
The Fauna Fighters stand for the protection of Merri Creek!
On the 26th of February The Fauna Fighters began their "clean up Merri Creek project" collecting 13 bags of rubbish from an area of Merri Creek.
We were devastated after reading an article about a rare platypus which had to be rescued after being found trapped and tangled up in garbage.
Melbourne Water reported an E.coli reading for Merri Creek at Roseneath St, Yarra Bend, of 570 cells for every 100ml when the acceptable level is fewer than 200 cells. The Fauna Fighters will now include Merri Creek in their list of regular maintenance areas.
See the photos of the clean up below:
When you throw your trash into the street, it ends up ruining our native eco-system. Washed into drains it ends up....
....in our local waterways. This creek is home to many precious Australian creatures. Platypus have been found tangled in these waters by garbage. Urban fauna has the right to exist without this torture.
This is pure destruction. Would you let your offspring live in this?
Would you let them swim in water like this? No? Then why do WE as a society force the platypus to live like this?
Plastics poisoning precious and sadly endangered fauna.
Thylacine and Flying Fox cleansing the creek and bagging the trash...
These bottles and other plastic items will never, ever break down. The result of their being dumped here will be felt by the eco-system for all time.
Flying Fox fighting crime....
Would you let your offspring be surrounded by this?
More permanent pollution
Trying to give back to the system we've abused...
Thylacine. A sad day. There is no glory, no victory as the ultimate villain is human apathy and flawed nature. 13 trashbags full of litter is a drop in the ocean compared to what we as a collective race need to do to save our planet. If we've brought SOME relief to helpless fauna, we can rest easier tonight. But there's always tomorrow....