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Why do Australia’s Environmental Laws Fail to Save our Species from Extinction?

Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Elizabeth MacPherson, Erin O'Donnell, Katie Woolaston, Julian Yates, Alessandro Pelizzon, Rebecca Nelson

Published : 2019

Abstract

Transformative change is needed in Australia to deal with its extinction record, which is being further exacerbated by large resource extraction approvals and increased urbanization. Legal opportunities are procedurally and jurisdictionally complex and imaginative changes that can drive recovery efforts for ecosystems are urgently needed.