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Environment Groups Join to Release Election Wishlist

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An unprecedented alliance of local, state and national environment and conservation groups has unveiled a plan for protecting WA’s environment and transitioning to a low pollution economy ahead of the State election in March.
 
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Largest marine park in WA’s history welcomed

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The Wilderness Society welcomed the announcement over the weekend for the final plans of the largest marine park in WA’s history—the North Kimberley Marine Park—which covers 1.8 million hectares of spectacular reefs, sponge gardens and global icons, such as King George Falls.
 
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Groom flouts UNESCO request to protect wilderness character in World Heritage

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Tasmanian Environment Minister Matthew Groom has removed a long-standing protection against built accommodation on the South Coast Track in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, allowing up to seven huts to be constructed in this wild and remote area. This breaches a UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision and the recommendation of an expert mission to protect wilderness, a recommendation the government unconditionally accepted[i].
 
 
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Public call on Gutwein to release Planning Commission report

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A public meeting in Launceston last night called on Planning Minister Peter Gutwein to immediately release the report of the Tasmanian Planning Commission into the draft State Planning Provisions, when he receives it later this week (Friday, 9 December 2016).
 
 
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Analysis of logging plan shows important values need protection

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A new report released today by The Wilderness Society has analysed Forestry Tasmania’s three-year wood production plan and overlaid important environmental values, like the habitat of swift parrots, masked owls and the giant freshwater lobster. A range of coupes contain one or more of these values and the report makes recommendations for improvements to current regulation to ensure these conservation values are protected.  
 

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