Conservation: Relaxed laws imperil Australian wildlife
Euan G. Ritchie published in Nature 498, 434 doi:10.1038/498434d
Policy and legislative changes by Australia’s state governments are eroding the vital protection of the country’s unique biodiversity.
Reserves are being opened up to ecologically disruptive activities, such as grazing by domestic livestock, logging, mining, recreational hunting and fishing, and commercial development. Protected habitats on private and leasehold land are imperilled…