Protect Northern Jarrah Forests - Stop the mining expansions

Protect Northern Jarrah Forests - Stop the mining expansions

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The Northern Jarrah Forests are facing a major new threat. Alcoa and South32 are seeking approval to clear 13,672 ha for bauxite mining. The two companies have already been responsible for the loss of over 30,000 ha of precious, ancient, biodiverse jarrah forests that grow nowhere else on Earth. Now that their proposed expansions are finally being assessed by the EPA we have a chance to draw the line and protect what's left of the NJF. 

Find out more: bit.ly/ProtectNJF 

The Northern Jarrah Forests are facing a major new threat. Alcoa and South32 are seeking approval to clear 13,672 ha for bauxite mining. The two companies have already been responsible for the loss of over 30,000 ha of precious, ancient, biodiverse jarrah forests that grow nowhere else on Earth. Now that their proposed expansions are finally being assessed by the EPA we have a chance to draw the line and protect what's left of the NJF. 

Find out more: bit.ly/ProtectNJF 

Email WA's Environment Minister

Minister Whitby has the power to prevent the proposed mining expansions from going ahead and to protect the Northern Jarrah Forests in secure conservation areas for future generations. 

With Alcoa and South32's proposed expansions finally before the EPA, this is the best opportunity we've had in a generation to draw the line and protect what's left of the NJF. 

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First of all, ask the Minister to prevent Alcoa and South32's proposed expansions from going ahead. 

Some key points you might like to include: 

1. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified the Northern Jarrah Forests as being at particular risk of climate collapse. 

2. Intact forests are much more resilient to climate change and protecting them gives them the best chance of survival as the climate dries and warms

3. Clearing forests causes huge volumes of carbon to be released into the atmosphere and degrades a vital carbon store that we need now more than ever. 

4. Mining uses huge volumes of water that is desperately needed in the landscape.

5. The should be no expansions of mining into the forests. Forests must be protected for climate, water, wildlife and communites.