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Alpine Grazing Update

My blog has been a little quiet lately. But I’ve written a few things elsewhere. The latest is an update on the issue of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park. You can read that over at The Conversation – … Continue reading

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Another shot at the alpine grazing “trial”

In December 2011, the Victorian state government referred a planned grazing “trial” to the Australian government. This referral was necessary because of likely impacts on matters under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The proposed … Continue reading

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It’s make or break time for Australia’s national parks

This post was published originally at The Conversation. It is authored by Euan Ritchie, Bill Laurance, Corey Bradshaw (re-blogged on his site too), David Watson, Emma Johnston, Hugh Possingham, Ian Lunt and me, and arose from a conversation that Euan initiated … Continue reading

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More cattle grazing in national parks

A recent announcement that cattle grazing leases will be extended in New South Wales national parks as part of a “scientific trial” reminds me of cattle grazing in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. The study in New South Wales, which is … Continue reading

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Bogong High Plains Map – 1946

Nancy Millis just dropped a map off in my office. The map was used by Maisie Fawcett of the School of Botany for her studies of alpine ecology and the effects of cattle grazing. Maisie’s plot is famous for helping … Continue reading

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Alpine grazing off to the Federal Court

On Tuesday, Melissa Fyfe tweeted that the Victoria government was seeking the Federal Court to overturn Tony Burke’s decision to disallow cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park. Tom Arup discusses this on his site. One of the arguments is … Continue reading

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The impacts of cattle grazing in Australian alpine environments

With the decision by the federal environment minister, Tony Burke, to prevent cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, there have been suggestions in the media by some people that cattle grazing has no or little adverse impacts in alpine environments … Continue reading

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Cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park stopped by the EPBC Act

The federal environment minister, Tony Burke, today announced that the proposed cattle-grazing by the Victoria government in the Alpine National Park would not be permitted under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. This has been reported in numerous … Continue reading

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Herald Sun article on cattle grazing in the alps

There is an article by Grant McArthur in the Herald Sun about grazing in the alps titled: “High country ‘research’ a load of bull”. It begins: “A SUPPOSEDLY scientific study into grazing in Victoria’s high country has been exposed as … Continue reading

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EPBC Act referral of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park

At the risk of over-emphasising the issue of cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park, I’ve compiled some comments about the recent referral under the EPBC Act of Victoria’s so-called grazing trial (some other relevant pieces are here and here). … Continue reading

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