The legal battle to defend a World Heritage-listed rainforest
But right now a water mining company is trying to extract groundwater from this Gondwana ecosystem to turn into plastic bottles of “spring water”.
This could equate to around32,000,000
plastic bottles every year.
The Natural Bridge is a popular viewing site for one of Australia’s largest populations of glow worms.
If it goes ahead, precious groundwater will be mined just 1km upstream from the iconic Twin Falls.
This could have devastating impacts on the water flow to Twin Falls and the Natural Bridge, both major attractions in this World Heritage rainforest.
In already drier and hotter conditions due to climate change, taking more water from this fragile ecosystem would be devastating for local wildlife that depend on a wet environment.
The Cascade tree frog is one of many frogs that could be impacted by the development.
Only inhabit South-East Queensland and Northern NSW.
On behalf of our clients, the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, we’ll argue that the proposed water mine will impact groundwater availability leading to adverse impacts on ecology, tourism, amenity and World Heritage.
Gondwana rainforests shouldn’t be damaged so corporations can sell its precious water in plastic bottles as “spring water”.
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