The annual rate of land-clearing soared 800 per cent in the three years before the Liberal-National government downgraded environmental protections further and made it easier for clearing to occur, new data show.
The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.
Concerns over erosion management, significant damage to important habitat trees and disregard for Aboriginal heritage at Busby's Flat near Casino have been raised in relation to plantation clearing taking place over the weekend.
The Queensland Liberal National Party’s vegetation management policy will ‘guarantee the slaughter of 45 million animals including koalas that are killed by deforestation in the state each year,’ the Wilderness Society says.
WWF-Australia has commissioned a report that finds more than 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat could be cleared under proposed changes to tree clearing controls in NSW. ‘That represents about ten per cent of the known or likely koala habitat... Read More →