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An opponent of logging underway at Corunna Forest has raised concerns over habitat protection after an endangered masked owl was sighted in the vicinity.
An opponent of logging underway at Corunna Forest has raised concerns over habitat protection after an endangered masked owl was sighted in the vicinity.

An opponent of logging at Corunna Forest, south of Narooma, has called on Forestry Corporation to cease operations after the sighting of an endangered owl.

Eurobodalla resident Elizabeth Walton said a masked owl was filmed by a hidden camera at the site of harvest operations in the early hours of September 29.

“The community remains highly concerned about the extent of studies of the habitat at Corunna Forest, after a rare and highly protected Masked Owl was discovered at Corunna Forest,” she said.

OWL SIGHTING: An opponent of logging underway at Corunna Forest has raised concerns over habitat protection after an endangered masked owl was sighted in the vicinity at the weekend.

OWL SIGHTING: An opponent of logging underway at Corunna Forest has raised concerns over habitat protection after an endangered masked owl was sighted in the vicinity at the weekend.

“This makes three owls and a small raptor nest discovered by the community and reported to Forestry. The community has called for the (EPA) to urgently intervene and allow for a thorough search to be done involving night cameras and audio recordings.”

Forestry Corporation has been approached for comment. A spokesman has previously said habitat trees would be protected.