Although Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) are very important for the environment and are treasured by many, it’s a sad fact that a lot of people, including politicians, have never heard of them.
If we want TSRs to be protected for the enjoyment of future generations, this has to change.
Talking to the community and politicians
One important way you can help protect TSRs is by sharing your knowledge with friends, family and community groups.
Alternatively, if you are meeting with your local member, or a relevant government or business representative, let them know that you care about TSRs, and provide them with reasons why they should too.
Resources you can use:
- For more information about the history and unique values of TSRs, read NPA’s booklet, “The NSW Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves Network: Heritage, Habitat and Livelihood”.
- We will also be producing a short executive summary of the TSR booklet soon. This is useful for giving away at community stalls or leaving behind with busy politicians.
- You can share NPA’s video series on Youtube: Tales from the TSRs: the Drover’s Story, the Angler’s Story and the Aboriginal Elder’s Story.
- For those who are interested in economic arguments surrounding the protection of TSRs, NPA commissioned a pilot economic study, which places an economic value on some of the environmental benefits that TSRs offer.
If you’re interested in someone from NPA coming to speak to your school or community group about TSRs, call us on (02) 9299 0000.