9 Nov 2017

Conservation mine ban Kevin Hague

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 9 November 2017

Conservation mine ban  Kevin Hague

Forest and Bird are welcoming the news that Government has put a ban on future mining on conservation land.

The organisation's chief executive, Kevin Hague, says it's a major victory for nature and means their battle to stop areas such as the Denniston plateau being mined are now safe.

He says it also removes the risk for the Coromandel peninsula where there has been ongoing prospecting for gold.

Kevin Hague talks to Jesse about the impact the ban will have.

Denniston fern bird

Great spotted kiwi

Mt Rochford on the Denniston Plateau

Wharatea stream on the Denniston Plateau

Wharatea mine application area

Mt Rochford on the Denniston Plateau

Wharatea West on Denniston Plateau

Mt Rochford

 

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