Climate change the key focus for Australian Alps conference

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 26 July 2016

Parks representatives from across Australia will meet in Canberra today and tomorrow to discuss how to deal with the impacts of climate change on the Australian Alps, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, announced today.

“The Australian Alps are of critical importance, covering over 1.6 million hectares of public land across eleven national parks and nature reserves in the ACT, NSW and Victoria,” Minister Gentleman said.

“The Australian Alps national parks are an important region of the country, containing Australia’s highest mainland peaks as well as a range of unique flora, fauna and alpine and sub-alpine habitats. The Australian Alps are also the headwater for major river systems, supplying snowmelt waters vital for the environment and our communities.” Minister Gentleman said.

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