Environment Tasmania is a non-profit conservation council dedicated to the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of Tasmania's natural environment.
Australia's youngest conservation council, Environment Tasmania is a peak body representing over 20 Tasmanian environment groups, with collective representation of over 5,000 Tasmanians.
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The Examiner newspaper on 1 March 2014 revealed an EMRS opinion poll showing a large majority support for the Tasmanian Forests Agreement.
Rosemary Bolger writes "More than 90 per cent of Tasmanians are sick of the conflict over native forestry and support an agreement to end it, according to new polling.
A culmination of three years of hard work by Environment Tasmania, The Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation together with timber unions, saw millers, contractors and the timber industry resulted in the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement. This agreement has, for the first time, provided a plan to protect our world class forests and the jobs of timber workers, and...
Tasmania’s forests and wild areas are like nowhere else on earth. They are attracting more and more visitors and creating new jobs every year. But now politics is threatening to damage this and drag us back into conflict.
After almost three decades of campaigning and with the support of most Australians, 170,000 hectares of Tasmania's unprotected majestic forests were added to the World Heritage list today. The result was supported by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and importantly also by the forestry industry and other stakeholders.
Recreational fishing and environment groups today joined together to call for a permanent ban on super trawlers in Australia’s waters.
The new call for a permanent ban follows revelations of big holes in scientific research and knowledge about the impact of super trawlers on local fish stocks and about the fish species being targeted.
The Tasmanian Government has released a draft Tasmanian Coastal Policy Statement for public comment. It is critical that people make submissions to ensure that we get the best system in place for our valuable and pressured coastal environment.
During September 2012, the federal government amended the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act to stop super trawlers fishing in Australian waters for up to 2 years until further science and consultation is conducted.
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