Australia asks UN to scrap heritage site

Government seeks change in ruling to permit chopping of thousands of protected trees in Tasmanian wilderness.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2014 11:35
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Australia is calling on the UN's World Heritage committee to scrap its ruling protecting a large area of the Tasmanian wilderness.

Although normally countries campaign for World Heritage listing of their sites, the Australian government wants to be able to chop down thousands of trees in the area.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Tasmania.


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