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Is the Western Australian Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015 fit for purpose?
The Biodiversity Conservation Bill (2015) for Western Australia has received almost immediate criticism from scientists and conservation activists for its perceived flaws. In this article, we summarise what we consider the major flaws in this Bill and suggest amendments that could make the Bill fit for purpose. Such criticism is important as biodiversity conservation initiatives globally appear to be failing in preventing biodiversity losses: as we move further into the 21st Century we need to identify and enact effective legislation that will produce successful conservation outcomes.
PC16024 Accepted 23 October 2016
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