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The Australian and Tasmanian authorities are abandoning their bid to have logging permitted in the Tasmanian Wilderness, a World Heritage site.
The decision comes after a report by the UN cultural agency Unesco said the area “should be off-limits to commercial logging in its entirety”.
The Tasmanian Wilderness covers about a fifth of the island and is one of the world’s last big temperate forests.
Conservation groups have welcomed the Unesco report and the logging decision.