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Statement on ongoing sale of meat from endangered sei whales

Yesterday, on the eve of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 18th Conference of the Parties, I had my department seek an unambiguous commitment from Japan to address the ongoing sale of endangered sei whale meat on the Japanese domestic market.

17 August 2019Ley
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Kakadu's Traditional Owners enter first carbon farming agreement

A carbon farming agreement with Traditional Owners at Kakadu ensures that ancient land management practices will help underwrite the future of Kakadu park tourism and provide a sustainable post mining transition for Traditional Owners.

15 August 2019Ley
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Jabiru future secure as parties sign MoU

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed today in Jabiru will secure the town’s future as the tourism heartland of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

14 August 2019Ley
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Indigenous consultancy to lead Kakadu tourism master plan

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, has kick-started the Australian Government’s $51 million investment into growing tourism in Kakadu National Park, announcing today that PwC Indigenous Consulting has been appointed to develop the Kakadu Tourism Master Plan.

14 August 2019Ley
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Love our Reef

Tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef have sent a clear message to the rest of Australia that the Great Barrier Reef is open for business.

13 August 2019Ley
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Empowering communities to protect local environments

The Morrison Government is delivering on a $22 million commitment to help local communities strengthen local environments, with applications opening today for the Communities Environment Program.

5 August 2019Ley
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Dig in for National Tree Day

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley is encouraging people across the country to plant a tree today, as part of National Tree Day.  

28 July 2019Ley
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Budj Bim shows the value of world heritage

The historic recognition of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan this week underlines the significant economic, cultural and environmental benefits of World Heritage Listing.

10 July 2019Ley
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Funding boost to help improve River Torrens health

The Australian and South Australian governments will together invest $4 million to revitalise valuable wetlands at Breakout Creek in the River Torrens to improve the health of the river, protect native species and deliver benefits to the local community.

10 July 2019Ley
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World Heritage Listing for Australia’s oldest aquaculture

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape of south-western Victoria has been confirmed as the first Australian site to be awarded World Heritage status solely for its Aboriginal cultural values.

6 July 2019Ley
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Japan withdraws from the International Whaling Convention

Japan’s withdrawal from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and its decision-making body, the International Whaling Commission, has now taken effect and Japan is resuming commercial whaling within its waters.

2 July 2019Ley
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Threatened Species Listings

Having carefully considered recommendations made by Australia’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Threatened Species List has been updated to reflect all listings I have received for review to date.

28 June 2019Ley

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