Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Leard-State-Forest-in-Australia-27MZIF3F2AOL.htmlConceptually similarLeard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QVCompleted★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QXCompleted★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7R1Completed★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7RKCompleted★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QZCompleted★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7R0Completed★★★★Bat in Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QUCompleted★★★★Bat in Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QWCompleted★★★★Leard State Forest in AustraliaGP0STO7QYCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STO7RJLeard State Forest in AustraliaLeard State Forest in Northwest New South Wales near the mining town of Boggabri. The forest is the largest vegetation remnant left on the Liverpool Plains and is home to 396 flora and fauna species including 34 threatened species.Locations:Australia-New South Wales-OceaniaDate:4 Sep, 2013Credit:© Abram Powell / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5184px X 3456pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Sun-Trees-WoodlandShoot:Leard State Forest in AustraliaLeard State Forest in NW New South Wales includes the most extensive and intact stands of the nationally-listed and critically endangered Box-Gum Woodland remaining on the Australian continent. The forest is home to 396 species of plants and animals and includes habitat for 34 threatened species and several endangered ecological communities. Two open-cut coal mines are already operating and have approval to expand further into Leard State Forest. A third open-cut coal mine, Maules Creek Coal Mine owned by Whitehaven Coal, is approved and expected to begin production in 2015. Together these mines will clear approximately 5000 hectares, more than half of Leard State Forest, and produce 20 million tonnes of coal that will be railed to the Port of Newcastle for export. Maules Creek is the largest coal mine currently under construction in Australia. Farmers, Traditional Owners, national and local environment groups and local residents have been blockading Whitehaven’s construction efforts.