On Wednesday this week, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) launched a new report entitled Regional Forest Agreements in NSW. Have they achieved their aims? In short, the answer is no — far from it, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney.
Read more: Regional Forest Agreements: Nice idea but total failure!
Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) that have been the framework for public forest management in NSW for 20 years have failed to achieve any of their top-line aims, a new study has found.
Read more: Review of evidence concludes Regional Forest Agreements a failed model for forest management
Leading conservation organisations are urging the NSW Government to fully implement the recommendations of the NSW Natural Resources Commission’s Pest Animal Management Review, which was released today.
The groups strongly endorse the review’s recommendation that feral deer now be declared a pest species and managed appropriately. Currently deer are managed as “game” and government policies are assisting their spread.
Read more: Overhaul of feral animal control needed
The NPA is in its 60th year of advocating for the protected area network in NSW, and we believe that our national parks are something we should be immensely proud of says Dr Oisín Sweeney, Senior Ecologist with the National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA).
Read more: This is a fully referenced version of NPAs response to the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP which appeared in...
The Far South Coast, with its magnificent national parks , is best experienced on foot. Green exercise is the ultimate tonic for the mentally fatigued masses, according to the latest scientific research, which shows that being out in nature isn’t just good fun, but also has measurable physical and mental health benefits!
Read more: Bushwalking: a natural tonic for the modern world
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