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With the federal election only four weeks away, many environment groups are seeking to put ecological, heritage and climate change issues centre-stage. They want legal policy instruments, like a federal environmental protection authority, and real resources to do the job. On Monday, the national campaigns director of the Wilderness Society wrote to politicians, calling for solemn commitments for better wildlife and habitat protection. The Wilderness Society wants to know whether Labor and Liberal are willing to create an environment policy framework that will turn around Australia’s environment crisis. Understorey met with Western Australian Wilderness Society director Kit Sainsbury and Clare McKinnon to find out more. (Photo: A Glamorgan)
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In ecology, the understorey grows where light shines through the forest canopy.
Our award-winning Understorey journalists highlight local and globally-connected environmental issues that the other media commonly pass over.
RTRFM’s long-running dedicated environment program makers Adrian Glamorgan and Elizabeth PO’ bring together stories from near and sometimes afar, whether it be conservationists rehabilitating habitat, citizen scientists gathering data, campaigners at the frontline, or decision-makers at their desks, seeking solutions together to the challenges affecting our shared air, water, land and life processes.