Tanya Plibersek to launch Biodiversity Council to help save Australia’s threatened animals and plants – Rights History
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Tanya Plibersek to launch Biodiversity Council to help save Australia’s threatened animals and plants

Modelled on the Climate Council, the body says it will be a ‘strong and trusted voice’ backed by science including First People’s knowledge

Late in 2020 a group of scientists running a research hub dedicated to Australia’s threatened species were told their government funding would be discontinued.

Australia had experienced unprecedented bushfires that pushed yet more plants and animals on to the national threatened list and the country’s wildlife was found to be in unsustainable decline.

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