New Hope for Australia's Old-Growth Forests
McColl, Michael, Earth Island Journal
In October 2004, Ethical Traveler launched a letter-writing campaign to protect endangered old-growth forests in Tasmania, Australia. Recent elections in Australia have led to pledges of government protection for some of these ancient forests. However, delays are causing concern among conservationists, who urge supporters to continue pressing the Australian government to implement its promises.
Australia has some of the world's tallest hardwood forests, with trees reaching nearly 300 feet. The state of Tasmania hosts Australia's greatest tract of temperate rainforest. The forests are home to rare and threatened species such as the wedge-tailed eagle and the giant freshwater …
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Publication information: Article title: New Hope for Australia's Old-Growth Forests. Contributors: McColl, Michael - Author. Magazine title: Earth Island Journal. Volume: 20. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2005. Page number: 15. © 1999 Earth Island Institute. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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