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Entries Tagged as 'conservation'

Biobanking: the One Goal Wonder

May 24th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Blog

About four or five years ago I got invited to attend a seminar to mark the impending arrival of Biobanking. It was supposed to mark the dawn of a new future for the development/conservation compact in NSW but even back then it looked a whole lot of hooey. Today I got this baffling e-mail from, […]

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Marine Parks: locking in the future

April 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments · News

This week two of the nation’s leading fish scientists, Professor David Booth and Dr Will Figueira, representing the Australian Marine Sciences Association, gave evidence to the NSW Parliament on marine parks…here is an edited extract of their submission. Despite the claims by many critics of marine parks, there is at this point, overwhelming evidence that […]

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Protecting Private Conservation

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Blog

At Easter in 2004 a few dozen neighbours, friends, family and representatives of the Department of Environment and Climate Change arrived at our property on the NSW South Coast. The gathering was a celebration to witness the signing of a voluntary conservation agreement over more than half of our property, near Moruya on the NSW […]

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