Natural Areas

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Since TEC was establishment in 1972 our campaigners have worked tirelessly to protect the natural environment. The unique ecosystems which evolved over millenia across the Australian continent, including those that have survived European settlement and the introduction of Northern hemisphere agricultural practices, continue to come under threat from human activities and practices. TEC's goal is to reduce the impact of these activities to preserve the natural environment and all its processes so that it continues to function as a haven for a diverse multitude of flora and fauna, while providing clean air and water for everyone.

New native vegetation codes a threat to biodiversity and economy

 

New 'self-assessable' codes for clearing native vegetation in NSW will increase the risk of vulnerable plant and animal species becoming extinct and undermine efforts to control soil erosion and salinity.

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Shooters Land Clearing Bill defeated – commonsense prevails

 

Common sense has prevailed with the defeat by 35 votes to 3 of the bill to dismantle the NSW Native Vegetation Act proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and NSW Farmers, environmentalists said today.

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Land clearing rules not a threat to agriculture

 

Claims by the NSW Farmers Association that the Native Vegetation Act is crippling agriculture have been completely discredited by land clearing figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Total Environment Centre (TEC). A report by The Australia Institute also shows land clearing rules have minimal influence.

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Baird government on verge of environmental insanity?

 

Moves by senior ministers in the Baird government to open up rare native bush to broadscale land clearing and cripple powers to stop illegal clearing were described as 'insane' today.

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Nationals must not politicise death of Glendon Turner

 

The National Party should stop politicising the tragic death of environment and heritage officer Glendon Turner in the state's northwest on Tuesday, Total Environment Centre said today.

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