Land clearing in Queensland triples after policy ping pong

Maron, Martine, Laurance, Bill, Pressey, Bob, Catterall, Carla P., Watson, James, and Rhodes, Jonathan (2015) Land clearing in Queensland triples after policy ping pong. The Conversation, 18 March 2015. 38279. pp. 1-4.

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[Extract] In 2013, a group of 26 senior scientists in Queensland (including ourselves) expressed serious concern that proposed changes to vegetation protection laws would mean a return to large-scale land clearing. The loss of these protections followed a Ministerial announcement in early 2012 that investigations into and prosecutions of illegal clearing would be halted.

Item ID: 38116
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: bushland clearing, deforestation, land clearing, LNP, Queensland
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 23:29
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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