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Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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7. EACH SPECIES COUETS COI-:T. is dependent on many factors, but mainly on the presence or absence of a natural habitat. Thus, when v1e talk of conservation matters, we must speak of some over-all co-ordinated plan for informed and careful land manage1nent. This has to allow for development of course, but very firm steps must be taken to see to th~ protection of native wildlife. The Territory provides a refuge for many species of plants and animals native only to Australia. Although we are yet unable to control the biosphere, v1e do have the power to nurture, save, protect or destroy our natural resources. The choice and the responsibility of that choice is ours, remembering that the domesticated flora and fauna so commonly used productively today, was in the wild yesterday. In the words of the Director of the Northern Territory Conservation Commission, Dr. Goff Letts, 'Each species is its ovm small laboratory and biological treasure-house. We just do not know what valuable contribution our plants and animals are yet to make. If we destroy them, we will never have the chance to find outl' . . . .

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