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Ecological consequences of land clearing and policy reform in Queensland

Reside, April E.; Beher, Jutta; Cosgrove, Anita J.; Evans, Megan; Seabrook, Leonie; Silcock, Jennifer; Wenger, Amelia S.; Maron, Martine


Land clearing threatens biodiversity, impairs the functioning of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, and is a key contributor to human-induced climate change. The rates of land clearing in the State of Queensland, Australia, are at globally significant levels, and have been the subject of intense and polarised political debate. In 2016, a legislative bill that aimed to restore stronger controls over land clearing failed to pass in the Queensland Parliament, despite the clear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1071/PC17001


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