Tree clearing Olvie Vale, Cape York, Queensland, courtesy of the Wilderness Society

Unauthorised clearances highlight environmental “crisis” in Queensland, Australia

Monday, July 31st, 2017

More than 130 hectares of trees have been cleared by a cattle rancher in Queensland, Australia, despite a government minister ordering an end to the deforestation in 2015. The deforestation is part of a broader crisis in the state after the environmental protections governing clearances were weakened in 2013.

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