Mike Baird, under heavy political fire as a result of reversing the broadly popular greyhound ban, will further appease his minor Coalition partners by allowing a potential 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat to be bulldozed across NSW under his planned land clearing laws, according to a report by WWF-Australia.
In the shocking new report WWF estimates that, all up, over 8 million hectares of bushland across NSW—10% of the entire state—could be lost to Baird’s bulldozers if the new laws are passed.
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The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) congratulates Forestry Corporation (FC) on its recent bronze award at the 2015 NSW Tourism Awards. The state forests of the Coffs Coast and The Sealy Lookout were the assets that took out the coveted prize.
FC’s manager of Tourism and Partnerships said “many believe [state forests] are the reason so many people visit the mid-north coast every year.”
Surely this goes without saying. Why would people come to see koalas in Bongil Bongil National Park, visit the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests and the Solitary Islands Marine Park when they could visit a state forest and see this?
The 2015 Bathing Birds report can be downloaded here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3sKmVn4kYOBR3VLMUJJQ05Jems/view?usp=sharing
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