Updated: April 28, 2013
Every year tens of thousands of hectares of Australian bushland are bulldozed, chained or poisoned to 'improve' land for forestry and agriculture. This is particularly the case in NT, Tasmania and parts of NSW. Clearing is a significant threat to wildlife and source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Land Clearing Updates
- A return to destructive land clearing in Qld - April 23, 2013
- The Score - NSW Government Mid-Term Environment Report Card - March 26, 2013
- Disastrous coal projects approved in NSW State Forest - February 12, 2013
- There is a law against land-clearing in NSW - let’s keep it! - August 09, 2012
Just over a decade ago, clearing of native bushland in Queensland was taking place at a truly disturbing rate but we helped put an end to it – now, thanks to the Newman State Government, we're facing a return to the days of indiscriminate clearing.
The Wilderness Society, along with other leading NSW conservation groups released The Score, a mid-term report card that details the many ways the O’Farrell Government is failing the environment.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has had a busy week. After effectively opening up Tasmania's incredible Tarkine wilderness to mining by rejecting heritage listing, he has just approved two massive coal mine projects in an environmentally sensitive Leard State Forest in rural New South Wales.
Land-clearing causes salinity, dust storms and kills wildlife. There is now less than a month for you to voice your opposition to the NSW Government’s plan to greenlight the destruction of the state’s little remaining remnant bushland.