Threatened ecosystems and habitats of threatened animals are being cleared for open cut coal.

Australia needs mining, both for the minerals and for the economy in general, but there are many who consider we do not need to mine all our resources as rapidly as we appear to be doing, and the unprecedented increase in mining activities across the country is causing concern for environmental matters, including wildlife conservation, in many areas.

Rehabilitation of vegetation does not ensure a return  to original habitat, as evidenced by research in Far North Queensland.

One of the worrying aspects is the rush with which CSG exploration has been spreading throughout Australia without a similar rush into research on its potential environmental impacts.

There are also threatened ecosystems and habitats of threatened animals being cleared for open cut coal mining in various areas.

Source: Wildlife Tourism Australia


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