Some 13,000 sq km removed from conservation areas since 1997, researchers say
Australian governments have slashed the legal protection of nature reserves in favour of business growth, a global study reveals.
The country is one of 73 dropping the ball on land protection, according to the study, which was published in the journal Science on Friday.
Original Title: Australia's nature reserves being opened up for business use, global study finds
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/31/australias-nature-reserves-being-opened-up-for-business-use-global-study-finds