Darwin mangroves

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Subject: Darwin mangroves
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 00 16:59:02 +0930
People may remember my fears re the Stuart Park mangroves.  It seems that 
they will be safe, at least for the forseeable future.  However I've just 
been told by Gerry Wood, President of the Litchfield Shire, that East Arm 
(the Elizabeth River), Woods Inlet, and the two arms of West Arm are to 
be dammed for future development, and as a consequence about 32% of the 
existing mangroves in Darwin Harbour will go.  This may affect the 
viability of mangrove birds in the vicinity of Darwin and also other 
birds that use mangroves as a refuge, Rainbow Pitta for one. 

As soon as I find out more details I'll put them on email.


Denise Goodfellow (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)
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