Wildlife Queensland welcomes the 3-month moratorium on clearing endangered regrowth vegetation announced by the Queensland Government on 7 April 2009.
The moratorium allows consultation to take place about long-term protection of endangered and high value regrowth vegetation while protecting pre-emptive clearing by landholders.
Wildlife Queensland is part of an alliance of green groups that will be making a joint submission as part of the Department of Environment and Resource Management’s consultation process. The submission will address protecting endangered regrowth and related issues.
On 8 April 2009, the clearing of native vegetation in rural areas was temporarily banned:
- in areas of endangered regrowth vegetation on freehold and leasehold land;
- all native vegetation within 50m of any watercourse on freehold and leasehold land within the Mackay/Whitsunday, Wet Tropics and Burdekin Catchments.
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