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Save our wetlands – petition

Last year, the government passed laws to protect our remaining few wetlands. Now it is considering a proposal that would effectively strip wetlands of all meaningful protection.

Forest & Bird’s petition is seeking the following:

  • Protect fresh water: Stop the continued destruction of wetlands and encourage their restoration.
  • Maintain meaningful laws: Reject special ‘consenting pathways’ for industry.    
  • Prevent soil carbon loss: Listen to the Climate Change Commission’s advice and keep carbon in the ground.  
  • Keep our climate safe: Do not give coal mining special access to destroy wetlands.  
  • Include important wetlands: Improve the definition of a natural wetland.  

Sign the petition here.

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