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Save North Coast Nature - keep it protected or lose it forever

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The NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure is planning to wipe out environmental protection from over 27 000 hectares of the far north coast’s forests, wetlands and wildlife habitats to allow fast-tracking of destructive developments.

The far north coast of NSW is renowned as an area of great natural beauty. It is a recognised biodiversity hotspot of national and international significance and has the highest numbers of threatened plants and animals in NSW. Private and crown lands of the region support rain forests of world heritage value, remnant patches of magnificent old-growth forests, endangered ecosystems, and critical habitat for a wide range of threatened species. Without local environment protection zones many of these areas will be left vulnerable to inappropriate development.

If the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure removes protection from this biodiversity wonderland, it is likely that clearing, habitat destruction, logging and intensive developments will accelerate unchecked. This will not only destroy a stunning landscape known and loved by many people, but also the homes of many of Australia's rare and unique species. Can you imagine the far north coast of NSW without rainforests, koalas, tree frogs and bird wing butterfly's?

Can you image the beaches, green rolling hills and escarpments covered with inappropriate developments instead of stunning native forests? We can't either. Please help SAVE NORTH COAST NATURE.

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