Posted by: Bob Payne | September 2, 2011

National Protection for National Parks in Australia

In recent months, many of Australia’s National Parks seem to have been under siege, with proposals to allow hunting in some, while others had cattle released into their pristine habitats under the guise of ‘scientific research’. Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) saw it as good news that recently the Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, has announced a plan to give greater protection to areas with high biodiversity, such as Australia’s National Parks, as Matters of National Environmental Significance.

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