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    Dear Premier McGowan,

    We are in the grip of an extinction crisis and WA is rapidly losing some of our most precious plants and animals. In light of this, your government’s plan to create new national parks shows real leadership – thank you.

    Your commitment is the first step towards finishing a visionary project begun twenty years ago, when the WA Government purchased a number of pastoral stations to preserve our most remarkable Outback areas for future generations.

    Since then, they’ve been forgotten and neglected - under-managed, unprotected and unknown to most Western Australians. Meanwhile, feral animals, weeds and fire risk are increasing, endangering unique plants and animals, as well as neighbouring outback stations.

    Your plan to protect some of these special places is a fantastic step forward for nature. It will safeguard unique biodiversity hotspots including Shark Bay, the Fortescue wetlands near Karijini and the eastern coastline of Exmouth Gulf in the Ningaloo region.

    There is more to do. I ask that you ensure strong interim protection for the proposed parks as well as for the former leases that are not included in your plan. I ask that you create the opportunity for Indigenous rangers to work on-country, caring for the new protected areas.

    Thank you for your leadership on this matter to date. As a Create Ranger Parks supporter, I look forward to following the progress of new national parks over the next five years.

    Yours sincerely,