The EDOs have written a report on the Regional Forest Agreements and their effectiveness in relation to biodiversity protection.
The report presents the results of a review commissioned by MyEnvironment, Environment East Gippsland and the South East Region Conservation Alliance, edited by Lawyers for Forests and authored by the Environment Defenders Offices. It examines the operation of the RFA process over the past 15 years, drawing on data from court cases and other sources such as annual reports, RFA reviews and audits. It assesses whether the RFA regime delivers environmental protection standards equivalent to those likely to be achieved if the EPBC Act applied directly to forestry operations in RFA areas.
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