Ok, I figured this would be a good place to attempt to get some action on this.
There are plans afoot in Aus. to build dams on the Mary and Burnett rivers. The problem is that these two rivers are the *only* habitat of Neocerotadus forsteri, the Australian lungfish. This scientifically invaluable species is *not* good at dealing with disruptions to its nesting, and these dams may wipe them out. This species is also unique even among lungfish: the african and south american species only have thin, tendril-like fins, while this species has large, fleshy lobe-fins, like are seen in fossils.
A post on a science blog detailing the creature's plight
A second post in the same blog, giving email addresses of the relevant politicians
Please, please take the time to send a polite email to these people telling them that they are about to snuff out one of the most unique species on the planet.