Tasmanian forests: Coalition rebuffed over proposal to cut world heritage area.

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on May 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM
Photo - Matthew Newton/AAP,   Article - Oliver Millman, Guardian 

Recommendation to World Heritage Committee flatly rejects government's bid to excise 74,000 hectares.:)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recommended against removing vast swathes of Tasmanian forest from world heritage protection, in an embarrassing setback for the Australian government.

 

The IUCN, the world’s largest conservation organisation, said overnight in Paris there was no ecological justification for the removal of 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest from the world heritage zone.

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