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Australia plans world’s largest marine reserve

John Kerr posted in on June 15th, 2012.

The Australian Government has released details of its final Commonwealth Marine Reserves Networks Proposals, revealing plans to create the world’s biggest network of marine reserves. Environment Minister Tony Burke this week released the Government’s final network of marine reserves which – once proclaimed under national environmental law – will increase the number of marine reserves […]

ODT: Easiest option on marine reserves

Peter Griffin posted in on February 3rd, 2011.

An editorial in the Otago Daily Times discusses the news that the government will establish three large marine reserves, and why it is significant. However, it also cautions that the news cannot necessarily be taken as a sign that the pace of marine preservation is improving. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Areas around the […]

Media coverage: Govt announce green initiatives at Bluegreens Forum

Peter Griffin posted in on January 31st, 2011.

This weekend, the National Party held its Bluegreens Forum in Akaroa, announcing a environmentally-related initiatives. Among those announced were an emissions reduction target of 50% by 2050, the establishment of new marine reserves, a delay for some areas in having to meet air pollution guidelines, and further focus on clean tech/green growth. Media coverage: (oldest […]

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