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‘Double standards’: Australia failing to protect its ecosystems while backing global diversity target

A WWF-Australia report reveals more than 1,500 of the country’s unique ecosystems are lacking protection

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More than 1,500 of Australia’s unique ecosystems, both land and sea, are not represented in any of the nation’s protected areas, according to new research.

The study, by WWF-Australia, comes as countries are meeting this week for the first stage of the United Nations biodiversity conference, hosted by in Kunming. The talks aim to set new targets for protecting and restoring nature.

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