Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Save world's largest rock art location from destruction

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Murujuga (Hip Bone Sticking Out), or The Burrup Peninsula, is located on the north-western coast of Western Australia. It contains the world's largest and most important collection of petroglyphs – ancient aboriginal rock carvings some claim to date back as far as the last ice age. The rock art numbers over a million petroglyphs and contains many images of the now extinct Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger).

Since 1963, 24.4% of the rock art on Murujuga has been destroyed to make way for industrial development.

Woodside Petroleum and the Western Australian Government are planning to turn part of this site into a natural gas production facility against the wishes of some of the site`s Aboriginal custodians and the scientific community.

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