Letting down the marshes

Liston-Burgess, Gail
June 2007
Ecos;Jun/Jul2007, Issue 137, p20
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The article reports on the issues concerning the breakdown in habitat management of Macquarie Marshes, an international wetland in New South Wales. It has been observed that only ten percent of the area is designated as nature reserves, while the remainder is owned by the private sector. It cited that the grazing leases were terminated by the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), while the southern part was no longer inhabited with livestock for 20 years. Furthermore, the area continuously draws small flows, instead of large amounts needed to be released.


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