Tasmania’s rainforest at risk from mining

Independent: Considered one of Australia's natural wonders, the Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania contains the southern hemisphere's largest temperate rainforest as well as ancient Aboriginal sites. Home to dozens of endangered species, it also has a unique landscape of karst gorges and cave systems. But that may not be enough to save it. The Australian Heritage Council has no doubts about its significance -- it has recommended that nearly half a million hectares of the Tarkine be listed to protect them from......

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