Ticket sales for NPA's Raffle are now available! There are over 20 exciting prizes to be won, including a one week holiday to Thredbo.
Tickets are only $5 each, $10 for three, or purchase a whole book of tickets for only $50 and you will also be entered into the draw to win a mini iPad! All proceeds go directly to supporting our conservation work. Winners will be announced at the NPA Annual Dinner on the 8th of October.
Purchase Raffle tickets online or call the NPA office on 9299 0000.
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Large numbers of the Wild Horse, a farm-animal escapee, are severely impacting the water catchment wetlands of the Australian Alps, including right across Kosciuszko National Park. In 2014, 35% of the Alps wetlands had been damaged. These high mountain wetlands are the very heart of the headwater catchment sources for our mightiest rivers, the Murray, Murrumbidgee and the Snowy and regrettably they are also a preferred grazing area for these heavy stock animals. Numbers of Wild Horses have grown from about 2000 to more than 6000 in just 11 years and they are causing great damage to the catchments. The NSW Government, in response to these threats has launched, in May 2016, a draft Wild Horse Management Plan for consultation … a plan, amongst other things, to protect the water catchments.
New figures released today by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) shows the expansion of the National Park estate has almost ground to a halt since the Coalition came to power in 2011.
According to the NSW Report on Native Vegetation 2013-141 the average annual rate of National Park additions under the Coalition to 2013-14 is just 9,753ha—a 95% reduction on the previous six-year average of 173,965ha.2
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