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A Thousand Cuts - Mining in the Northern Jarrah Forests

This report makes five recommendations:

1. That no further clearing or fragmentation of native forest in the Northern Jarrah Forest for mining be authorised

2. That the EPA undertake a strategic assessment of the potential cumulative impacts of past, current and proposed activities and developments (including but not limited to bauxite mining, logging and prescribed burning) on the Northern Jarrah Forest

3. That there be a WA government inquiry into:

a) The efficacy of current processes (including Recovery Plans and Habitat Protection Plans) in arresting the decline of threatened native forest species including mainland quokkas, Carnaby’s cockatoo, Baudin’s cockatoo and Forest red-tailed black cockatoo

b) The obstacles to implementing the recovery actions recommended by those processes

c) Whether there is a need for an emergency plan to arrest the decline of threatened native forest species including mainland quokkas, Carnaby’s cockatoo, Baudin’s cockatoo and Forest red-tailed black cockatoo

4. That the WA government create and maintain an up to date, publicly accessible central record of native vegetation and biodiversity data that shows and tracks its extent and condition across the State, including showing and tracking the proportion cleared in each bioregion by each sector

5. That the WA government immediately make up to date consolidated versions of all State Agreements publicly available.