When you read the headline ‘WTO environment protection’, the first thing that comes to mind is the threat of global warming.
But the real threat is a combination of factors that threaten Australia’s environment.
First is a global food crisis.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, global demand for food has increased by 80 per cent over the past 30 years, with food crops and animals rising at twice the rate of growth of human population.
According the United States Department of Agriculture, the global food demand is predicted to reach 2.4 billion tonnes of grain by 2020, and to increase to 4.7 billion tonnes by 2050.
By 2050, food will account for more than 80 per to 90 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The second factor is the spread of invasive species.
For example, in 2015, the United Kingdom and Australia adopted measures to restrict the introduction of Asian carp, which are invasive and pose a threat to Australian waterways.
The third factor is a growing number of pesticides and herbicides, which will soon be used to control Australia’s growing grassland and vegetation.
These and other environmental pollutants have been implicated in the global warming crisis, causing widespread damage to our ecosystem.
What can we do about it?
First, there is a strong national strategy to limit the spread and spread of global pest species.
Australia has an outstanding national plan for preventing the spread, containment and eradication of pests in the country, including feral cats and feral pigs.
This plan was established by the Prime Minister in 2014 and is funded by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Federal Government and the Commonwealth.
The plan is called the Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP).
The EPA is responsible for implementing the plan, which was established in 2013.
The EPA’s website contains a detailed and up-to-date national pest management plan.
Second, we can do more to help manage our ecosystems.
We can control pests in a number of ways.
For instance, we have implemented some innovative pest management practices in some parts of the country such as the adoption of ‘toxic rainforests’ and the planting of native vegetation, such as pine trees, on farmlands.
The use of these native plants and native animals will help to prevent pests from colonising the soil.
We have also used natural pest control methods such as mulching and sprinkling of pesticides.
The key is to understand the relationship between the amount of pesticide applied and the amount that is absorbed.
In some areas, a combination between both is necessary.
This is especially true in areas where there is high water-use and soil erosion, or where there are low water-value areas such as streams and wetlands.
If we are successful in managing our environmental problems, we will be able to avoid these problems in the future.
For further information, see the EPA’s Integrated Pesticide Management Plan website.
What about our national parks?
Australian National Parks and Wildlife have two iconic national parks: Big Bend and The Grand Canyon.
These parks are located in both the north-west and south-west of Australia and are famous for their beauty, biodiversity and scenic beauty.
The Grand National is an iconic attraction in the south-western part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier, which is part of the Great Barrier National Park system, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most visited destinations.
Both parks have significant recreational opportunities and visitor numbers.
Both national parks and the Grand National have some of the best-preserved landscapes in the world, including the famous ‘big bend’ at Big Bend.
However, the Grand Canyon is one of only a few remaining wilderness areas in the United State.
The Wilderness Commission of Australia (WCA) manages the Grand Mesa Wilderness Reserve in the Grand River Delta.
The WCA has established a Wilderness Management Plan for the Grand Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks.
This Plan will help preserve the wilderness for future generations.
There are also a number other popular national parks in Australia.
For more information, please see our National Parks website.
Where can I get help?
The Australian National Park Service (ANAPS) is the only national park service in Australia with a dedicated Indigenous community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For local information, contact the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islands Aboriginal Community (ATSIAC) or the Australian National Aboriginal Cultural Council (ANACAC).