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November 07, 2018 - The Sydney Morning Herald

10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds

10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds
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NSW is losing native animals at the rate of 10 million a year from tree clearing, a pace that has doubled after the Berejiklian government eased vegetation protection laws in 2017, WWF-Australia says in a report.

Using government figures, 517,956 hectares of native bushland were cleared in 1998-2015. Using measured animal densities, that destruction would have resulted in the deaths of at least 9.1 million mammals, 10.7 million birds and 67.1 million reptiles, the report found.

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