Sunday, March 04, 2007

Thoughts from Augustus

Taken from here

The mine has obliterated all vegetation and natural landforms behind the Mt Augustus ridgeline, and the\n devastation is still expanding into the last 2 or so hectares of Powelliphanta Augustus. (A critically endangered species of NZ land snail) We have no right to destroy what we cannot recreate, and
we are doomed and damned when we destroy what can NEVER be replaced.
The unique vegetation and rare/endangered endemic species on the Mt Augustus Ridgeline earned it a recommendation for protection in 1998……Solid Energy have claimed, or perhaps usurped the right to decide the fate of Powelliphanta Augustus and everything else on the Mt Augustus ridgeline

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