Woodside’s seriously flawed Environmental studies…can’t see, can’t count

…Woodside’s studies on the marine environment off Price’s Point are nothing but a travesty. They have undertaken practices that are not just un-scientific, but possibly Fraudulent, see below. The Land based portion is apparently NO different, after all, they could not find bilbies. There is no mention of echidnas either…

Here is another reason why the LNG Processing hub SHOULD NOT BE AT JAMES PRICE POINT

Woodside’s turtle report here:  Report Master Template

Turtle numbers appear to be way under counted, I saw over 1000 on  just 1 beach on 1 night, this survey was probably not done November/December, see this from a person who attended the survey:

In 2 trips to Lacepede Islands , total 20 days, we tagged about 8 turtles, they refused to count turtles in the water ? Study at JPP, was the same, very flawed, should be investigated.
A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
The Lacepede Islands boasts one of the largest turtle rookeries in the world! Another rookery not mentioned a few kilometres to the north is Adele Island. See this too from a participant of the survey, again:
Woodside claim most whales are outside 8 km from the shoreline and outside the 30km radius. THATS BULLSHIT when i was working on the boats off JPP for Woodside , they said only log a whale sighting if they swim across the path of the vessel within 200m, so when they swim beside the boat they dont count, one day we counted 32 whales between cable beach and JPP, they logged only 2 sighted for the day, how wrong ?

Whale Research from the shore in Broome is still ongoing:

Exciting Volunteer opportunity to Help Save Kimberley Whales!

There is a gap in Humpback whale research close to shore near Broome, as no such suvrvey has been undertaken from land before.

Whale Tail James Price PointBroome locals and French scientist Sandra Saulnier have teamed together to survey Humpbacks daily from a land-based view point just north of Broome.

Due to the sheer number of whales on the Kimberley coast, and the ongoing success of the project, the Wilderness Society is recruiting more volunteers to support this important citizen science project!…

Destroying the Kimberley to mine gas benefits no one

www.nationaltimes.com.au

Destroying the Kimberley to mine gas benefits no one
More on deceit and lies from Woodside.

Whale in Roebuck Bay, near shore

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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