On Wednesday the 3rd of November, 2021, community leaders, concerned citizens, environmental groups and scientists gathered at Swan Canoe Club in Mosman park to discuss the harmful impacts of bauxite mining in the Northern Jarrah Forests.
Bauxite mining in WA’s Northern Jarrah Forests has been one of the biggest threats to the area’s biodiversity and ecological health since Alcoa was first allowed to mine these forests in the 1960s. Today the threat is worse than ever as Alcoa has plans to further expand its mining in the area. This must not happen!
On the day, Jeff Bremer and Jennie Wise delivered a fantastic presentation that expertly put the issue in perspective, so a huge thanks to them for that! You can watch their presentations below:
If you want to help protect WA’s remaining Northern Jarrah Forests from being bulldozed for bauxite, the best thing you can do is to educate yourselves on the issue by watching the presentation above and to stay up to date with our upcoming events and calls to action.
WAFA is pleased to be supporting local groups who are doing everything in their power to protect the remaining precious Jarrah Forests and ensure that proposals for mining expansions into these dwindling ecosystems are rejected.
No matter how these mining companies try to spin it, mining in the Jarrah Forests has permanent and devastating impacts on the forests, their wildlife and biodiversity. Mining also permanently affects the hydrology and overall resilience of these forest ecosystems.S
tripping Jarrah Forests for bauxite also undermines tourism and other local businesses and degrades a vital carbon store that we need more than ever to deal with climate change.
Together we can stop this expansion!