September is Save the Koala month. But NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman seems determined to spin the government’s efforts to save koalas without doing anything meaningful says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).
On Friday 25th September, a media release from Mark Speakman’s office outlined the NSW government’s efforts to save our national icon by radio collaring 20 animals to track their movements in the southern highlands.
Read more: If this is saving koalas, we might as well give up now
It’s up to us now: with three levels of government failing to protect koalas, the community has to take a stand to ensure we don’t lose our national icon says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).
It’s a sad truth that the NSW and federal governments don’t seem to care about koala conservation. They are leaving the heavy lifting to cash-strapped community groups and non-governmental organisations.
Read more: Three levels of government guilty of failing to protect koalas
New proposals by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to allow clear felling of large areas of forests on the North Coast could be the catalyst that tips the area's koalas onto the extinction path, according to the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).
Read more: New EPA proposals could be the tipping point for NSW’s koalas
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