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Experts and community back Environment Minister’s proposed rejection of luxury marina at globally important wetland site

The Biodiversity Council has backed federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s proposed rejection of a luxury apartment and marina development at an internationally important wetland near Brisbane.
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Experts and community back Environment Minister’s proposed rejection of luxury marina at globally important wetland site

The Biodiversity Council has backed federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s proposed rejection of a luxury apartment and marina development at an internationally important wetland near Brisbane.
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What’s happening with the Great Barrier Reef bleaching? An update from experts and how to help

The average ocean water temperature this year has been consistently one of the hottest on record in Australia and globally. The marine heat wave is currently causing extensive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
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New study finds EPBC Act assessment decisions are having little effect on reducing habitat loss for threatened species

A study by researchers at The University of Queensland has found that the EPBC Act is not delivering on its primary purpose of halting biodiversity loss.
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Experts propose mapping green-light zones where renewables can be fast-tracked with least impacts on nature and agriculture

The University of Melbourne is mapping zones where renewable energy projects could be fast-tracked without major risk, and identifying areas that should be off-limits.
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Biodiversity Council welcomes return of protection to imperilled dingo population in north-western Victoria

The Biodiversity Council have welcomed changes to dingo management in north-western Victoria which were announced by the Victorian Government today.
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Biodiversity Council slams environmental law carve out for offshore oil and gas industry

The Biodiversity Council has raised serious concerns in relation to proposed amendments that will potentially weaken requirements for the offshore petroleum and gas industry to meet environmental standards under national law.
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National survey finds Australians want government to lift their game for nature

Our second national survey of community attitudes to biodiversity conservation issues, has revealed strong support for governments to lift action and spending for nature.
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James Trezise appointed as new director of the Biodiversity Council

Respected campaigner, leader and environmental policy specialist James Trezise has joined the Biodiversity Council as the organisation’s new director.
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Easy ways to help nature in Australia

There are many things that every person can do to help nature in Australia, and lots of them are very easy and also provide benefits to you.
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Harry Potter and the Disenchanted Wildlife: how light and sound shows can harm nocturnal animals

Lights and wildlife don't mix. Read how the growing popularity of artificial light shows could be sending our suburbs silent.
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Acknowledgements

The Biodiversity Council acknowledges the First Peoples of the lands and waters of Australia, and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and future and expresses gratitude for long and ongoing custodianship of Country.

The Biodiversity Council is an independent expert group founded by 11 Australian universities to promote evidence-based solutions to Australia’s biodiversity crisis. It is hosted by The University of Melbourne. It receives funding from 11 university partners and The Ian Potter Foundation, The Ross Trust, Trawalla Foundation, The Rendere Trust, Isaacson Davis Foundation, Coniston Charitable Trust and Angela Whitbread.

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Biodiversity Council

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Old Geology Building 155

Parkville Victoria 3010

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James Trezise

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Jaana Dielenberg

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