Why do Australia’s environmental laws fail to save our species from extinction?

  • Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
  • Julian Yates
  • Elizabeth MacPherson
  • Erin O'Donnell
  • Katie Woolaston
  • Alessandro Pelizzon
  • Rebecca Nelson

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A short public news piece published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

Transformative change is needed in Australia to deal with its extinction record, which is being further exacerbated by large resource extraction approvals and increased urbanization. Legal opportunities are procedurally and jurisdictionally complex and imaginative changes that can drive recovery efforts for ecosystems are urgently needed.

Period13 Jul 2019

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  • TitleWhy do Australia’s environmental laws fail to save our species from extinction?
    Media name/outletIUCN
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/07/19
    DescriptionTransformative change is needed in Australia to deal with its extinction record, which is being further exacerbated by large resource extraction approvals and increased urbanization. Legal opportunities are procedurally and jurisdictionally complex and imaginative changes that can drive recovery efforts for ecosystems are urgently needed.
    URLhttps://www.iucn.org/news/world-commission-environmental-law/201907/why-do-australias-environmental-laws-fail-save-our-species-extinction
    PersonsAfshin Akhtar-Khavari, Julian Yates, Elizabeth MacPherson, Erin O'Donnell, Katie Woolaston, Alessandro Pelizzon, Rebecca Nelson