No new mining in the Northern Jarrah Forest

No new mining in the Northern Jarrah Forest

Bauxite mining is the number one cause of deforestation in WA’s South West native forests.

South32 is seeking to expand its bauxite mining operations, which would involve the clearing of up to 4,400 hectares of the Northern Jarrah Forest. This spectacular forest is home to almost 800 species of plants and critical habitat for all three all three of Western Australia's threatened black cockatoo species. 

Alongside these impacts on rare native forest ecosystems and threatened fauna such as black cockatoos, Woylies and Chudditch, South32’s proposal will emit 270 million tonnes of CO2 over the next 15 ...

Bauxite mining is the number one cause of deforestation in WA’s South West native forests.

South32 is seeking to expand its bauxite mining operations, which would involve the clearing of up to 4,400 hectares of the Northern Jarrah Forest. This spectacular forest is home to almost 800 species of plants and critical habitat for all three all three of Western Australia's threatened black cockatoo species. 

Alongside these impacts on rare native forest ecosystems and threatened fauna such as black cockatoos, Woylies and Chudditch, South32’s proposal will emit 270 million tonnes of CO2 over the next 15 years, use 900 million litres of water each year and damage cultural heritage sites.

The Wilderness Society will be preparing a robust submission that will highlight these threats and recommend that the EPA reject this proposal.

Please add your name to this formal submission.

 

 

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Add your name to the Wilderness Society’s submission to the EPA to oppose South32’s bauxite mining expansion in Western Australia’s jarrah forests. Submissions close on 15 August. Add your name today!

 

 

The Wilderness Society’s submission to the EPA to oppose South32’s bauxite mining expansion in Western Australia’s Jarrah forests.