Thursday, January 17, 2013

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  1. But do we now believe this has any meaning?

    The State Government has moved to bolster its pre-election green credentials in WA's North by setting aside almost half the Burrup Peninsula as a national park called Murujuga.

    Areas with the highest concentration of indigenous rock art engravings in the world will get enhanced protection under a management plan to be announced by Environment Minister Bill Marmion on the West Pilbara coast today.

    The Conservation Council welcomed the enhanced protections but said the next step would be a push for World Heritage listing for what it called "one of WA's great environmental and cultural sites".

    Mr Marmion said the national park, WA's 100th, would conserve 44 per cent of the peninsula - almost 5000ha across two northern and eastern parcels of wilderness.
    He said the creation of the park also heralded the transfer of non-industrial lands on the peninsula to the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation as freehold land under an historic native title agreement.

    Can they really say NO to oil and gas companies?