Habitats 140 Australian threatened species not protected, WWF study finds

Guardian: The habitats of nearly 140 of Australia’s most threatened animals, including the hairy-nosed wombat and the green sawfish, remain unprotected despite recent growth in the country’s network of nature reserves, a new report has found. Of the 1,613 species listed nationally as threatened, 138 fall outside the “safety net” of a protected area, the WWF analysis found. Of Australia’s recognised 5,815 land-based ecosystems, 1,655 remain unprotected. Critically endangered species without protected......

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