The Australian: MPs’ ignorance puts parks in peril

Last week the world was appalled when Ecuador decided to open up one of its iconic national parks for petroleum development. Yet the world should be even more disappointed in Australia, a far wealthier nation whose parks could be facing even worse threats.

Why is Australia going down this reckless path? It’s all down to the state governments.

Read more about the threats facing Australia’s national parks: grazing, logging, clearing, development and worst of all: the erosion of vital government protections.