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Strong support for Aboriginal management of takayna/Tarkine coast

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Following the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court, The Wilderness Society today supported the call for Aboriginal management of the takayna/Tarkine coast. They reiterated the longstanding request for the Hodgman Government to accept the outcome of the consultative, compromise process that closed 4WD tracks on the takayna coast following lengthy review and expert advice on the destruction of important heritage values by the drivers of off-road vehicles.
 
 
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WA wildlife remains at risk under new laws

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Conservation groups call on parties to outline urgent plan of action
Leading conservation groups today said the fate of endangered wildlife remains in the balance after Parliament passed the WA Government's controversial biodiversity laws last night.  
The groups called on Environment Minister Albert Jacob and the Labor Opposition to outline their plan of action to arrest the decline in WA’s endangered wildlife and unique biodiversity.  
 
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Ongoing subsidies and plantation exports make native forest industry growth claims absurd

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The government claims that the native forest logging sector is showing signs that ‘confidence is returning to the industry’ are absurd given the evidence that new investment is heavily subsidised and plantation exports make up the overwhelming majority of growth in woodchip exports.
 
 
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Threatened Species Day a real motivator for a ‘Lobster Forests National Park’

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Following scientific advice and the Government’s own draft threatened species recovery plan, formally protecting important forested catchments in the habitat of the giant freshwater lobster is a logical step to take as Australia marks Threatened Species Day.
 
 

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