Environment law fails to protect threatened species

24 Jan 2023
The tiger quoll lost 82 per cent of its total referred habitat to projects considered unlikely to have a significant impact. Image: Adobe

Federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis, according to University of Queensland research.

UQ PhD candidate Natalya Maitz led a collaborative project which analysed potential habitat loss in Queensland and New South Wales and found the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation 1999 (EPBC) Act is not protecting threatened species.

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