Time to cut back

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

CLEAR­ING will slow down in north­ern sub­urbs pine plan­ta­tions in a bid to pro­tect the feed­ing habi­tat of en­dan­gered Carn­aby’s black cock­a­toos. The State Gov­ern­ment an­nounced on April 11 that the 2018-19 Bud­get would in­clude $2.5 mil­lion to source pines from the South West rather than the Gnan­gara, Pin­jar and Yanchep pine plan­ta­tions. Forestry Min­is­ter Dave Kelly said the State Gov­ern­ment wanted to bal­ance en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion with a sus­tain­able forestry in­dus­try. “This new fund­ing will en­sure the State Gov­ern­ment meets sup­ply agree­ments with the tim­ber in­dus­try while re­duc­ing the im­pact on the Swan Coastal Plain pop­u­la­tion of Carn­aby’s cockatoo,” he said.

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