Adani breaches Black-throated Finch Management Plan
In October 2020 Adani breached its Black-throated finch management plan, detailed on page 12 of Adani's compliance report. Adani's "offset" area that it is required to be set aside to "offset" its planned destruction of throated finch habitat is a cattle station. Cattle grazing can be a major threat to Black-throated finch populations if the land is over stocked with too many cattle. Adani was pulled up by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science when they observed cattle stocking rates exceeded the rates specified in the Black-throated Finch management plan.
Compliance with the the Black-throated finch management plan is a requirement of both Queensland state law and federal environment law under the EPBC Act. Failing to meet the requirements of the Black-throated finch management plan is a breach of Adani's federal environmental approvals under the EPBC Act.