Australians rally over future of Tasmania forest

Agence France-Presse: Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting where the issue will be discussed. The conservative government has asked UNESCO to revoke its World Heritage listing for 74,000 hectares (183,000 acres) of forest, claiming it was not pristine, and open it up to the timber industry. The annual World Heritage Committee meeting starts Sunday in Doha, with up to 5,000 people protesting the move......

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