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We are excited to announce the next conference for SCCS-Australia in July 2019! Click on the link below for further details. 
The federal government is to give a grant of $838,000 over the next five years to support two Indigenous Protected Areas near Glen Innes. Click on the linl below to read the full article. 
Almost a third of the world's protected lands face intense pressure from humans with even rich nations such as Australia failing to conserve key biodiversity, a new study by Australian scientists has found.Click on the link to read the full article. 
An announcement on Monday to add 18,000 hectares of land to the NSW conservation network " including land in the Greater Blue Mountains "  has been attacked by the Labor party and environment groups as a "drop in the ocean".Click on the link below...
This week, Australia"s parliament will decide whether to scuttle planned protections for its abundant waters.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Jon Day shares key lessons learned from stakeholder engagement efforts during the Representative Areas Program in the Great Barrier Reef, which was a key part of the comprehensive rezoning of the entire Marine Park between 1999 and 2003.Click on the...
...the government last week approved five long-awaited management plans covering 44 parks. The new plans open an area almost the size of Japan to commercial and recreational fishing... Click on the link below to read the full story. 
With its white sands, clear waters and jutting mountains, Lord Howe Island is a slice of world heritage-listed paradise in the Pacific Ocean. There's just one problem - it is besieged by rats.Click on the link below to read the full story. 
Queensland's Labor government this month tabled a bill to tighten the regulation of land clearing. Queensland is by far the worst offender in this area, following a litany of reversals of vegetation protection.Click on the link below to read the...
Australia recommended opening more of its marine parks, including near the Great Barrier Reef, to commercial fishing on Wednesday (March 21) in a decision slammed as the worst downgrading of a protected area in the world.Click on the link below to...