Editorial: "Shocking" to see no support for new NPs in government's latest conservation plan

The Federal Government announced its long-awaited National Conservation Plan today.

We welcome conservation progress in all of its many shapes. At this point it is not clear how this plan will allow the government to meet its stated international goal of protecting at least 17% of our land and 10% of our oceans by 2020. We are at 10% and 1% today.

The three principles of the plan are all very laudable – and necessary: Conserve, Restore, Connect.

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