Lethal Dam Design Kills Hundreds of Turtles and Endangered Fish

The $250 million dollar "Paradise Dam," built in 2005 in Bundaberg, Australia, is a death trap for aquatic life. The $20 million dollar fishways built into the dam do not work, and turtles, fish and eels traveling downstream over the dam are smashed to their death on concrete steps below.

In 22 days, 733 fish were killed as a result of the poor dam design. 152 were large endangered lungfish. The dam's death trap is significantly impacting the numbers of this species.

This rate of carnage cannot continue, especially when an endangered species is at risk. Please sign the petition to convince the Australian Department of Agriculture to promptly address issues with the Paradise Dam.

Dear Australia Department of Agriculture,


We, the undersigned, are writing to express our concern about the $250 million dollar "Paradise Dam," built in 2005 in Bundaberg, Australia. As you know, the $20 million dollar fishways built into the dam do not work, and turtles, fish and eels traveling downstream over the dam die when they fall on concrete steps below.


In 22 days, 733 fish were killed as a result of the poor dam design. 152 were large endangered lungfish. The dam's death trap is significantly impacting the numbers of this species.


This rate of carnage cannot continue, especially when an endangered species is at risk. We urge you to promptly address issues with the Paradise Dam and to make its redesign a priority. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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