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Case Studies

Oct 252012
 
Blackbutt Forest - Piggabeen (Tweed Shire)

This old-growth Eucalypt forest lies adjacent to medium density residential development in the rapidly expanding Tweed Heads area. The removal of e-zones could leave this forest vulnerable to clearing for further residential subdivision or tourist accommodation.







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 October 25, 2012  Case Studies, Locations
Oct 252012
 
Mixed Forest - Mullumbimby (Byron Shire)

These forest are situated among agricultural lands and rural residential lifestyle properties in the hinterland and ranges to the west of Mullumbimby. The removal of e-zones could leave these forests vulnerable to clearing for private forestry, quarrying and intensive agriculture.







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 October 25, 2012  Case Studies, Locations
Oct 252012
 
Paperbark Forest - Wardell (Ballina Shire)

This wetland near the township of Wardell is under pressure as an ideal location for intensive agriculture such as cropping of tea-tree oil, sugarcane or turf farming. The removal of e-zones could leave this forested wetland vulnerable to destruction for intensive cropping to develop a new sports field or sewage treatment plant.







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 October 25, 2012  Case Studies, Locations
Oct 252012
 
Coastal Cypress Forest - Wooyung (Byron Shire)

Values Coastal Cypress Forest This forest is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community Likely habitat for several threatened fauna species including the Lon-nosed Potoroo Likely habitat for several threatened flora species including the rare White Lace Flower tree. Threats without e-zone protection Although this forested area adjoins Billinudgel Nature Reserve National Parks, it is currently




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 October 25, 2012  Case Studies, Locations