WWF ranks Australia states ‘very poor’ in forest preservation

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Two Aussie states have received the label “very poor” report card from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), which has assessed the nation’s efforts to preserve forests. 

Globally, Australia has the highest rate of deforestation in the developed world. 

WWF scientists are now calling on leaders as well as the public to improve the score and prevent deforestation for communities and native wildlife.

The Wire’s Toni Pankaluic spoke with Dr Stuart Blanch, Senior Manager for the Towards Two Billion Trees project, at WWF-Australia to find out more…

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