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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 29 May 1986. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

'Wetlands are not just for the birds' is the theme for World Environment Day, next Thursday 5 June. The emphasis for the day is the importance of the wetlands for us all. A pamphlet issued by the Commonwealth Department of Arts, Heritage and Environment shows water being important for life, with wetlands being a crucial part of the water cycle. Wetlands are needed for water supply, they act as filters, sponges and reserves of water and when a country is as dry as Australia, the presence of wetlands can be critical for the survival of life and for flood mitigation. There will be a special supplement in The West Australian on 5 June to mark the day, with a competition organised by the Department of Environment and Conservation will appearing in it.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60430
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