Deforestation and land clearing for beef production risks longevity to Great Barrier Reef catchments

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Environmental group, The Wilderness Society has published its spatial data analysis into the high levels of deforestation and land clearing of native bushland and vegetation in the Great Barrier Reef catchment areas in Queensland.

It also found that 94% of all deforestation and land clearing had attributed beef and sheep as the primary land use, causing it to be the number one risk in a number of commodity supply chains.

But is there an eco-friendly solution to stop the erosion and destruction of the reef catchments without causing financial risk or damage to brands and reputations of major retailers and industries?

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