Updated: February 26, 2011
Leading Scientists call for urgent protection
50 leading Australian and international scientists have issued a declaration to the West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Environment Minister Donna Faragher.
These scientists have recognised the global significance of the Great Western Woodlands. They are calling for urgent action to protect the area from uncontrolled wildfires, invasive weeds, feral animals and habitat fragmentation.
The Woodlands Declaration was released on Friday 22nd January 2010 by two of the internationally respected scientists, Dr. Denis Saunders, member of the Wentworth group and President of WWF Australia, and Professor Stephen Hopper, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, the world’s leading botanical garden.
The declaration acknowledged the WA governments' commitment to creating a conservation strategy for the region and encouraged them to implement an effective on-ground strategy as rapidly as possible.
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society WA Inc GWW
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth, WA, 6005
Phone: 08 6460 4936