The NSW government announced prior to the election that it would adopt all the recommendations contained in its recent biodiversity review. It is hard to overstate the magnitude of this: NSW is the most populous state in the country so future pressures on the environment will likely be felt most acutely here. The state also contains globally significant species and ecosystems, including a large part of the 'Forests of Eastern Australia'1 biodiversity hotspot.
Read more: Can we have our cake and eat it, or will offsetting cost our natural heritage?
An ambitious citizen science survey has reconfirmed previous research demonstrating the importance of urban natural habitat in supporting bird diversity in suburban areas.
Over a thousand people from across Australia participated in the summer Bathing Birds survey developed by the National Parks Association of NSW, in partnership with Birds in Backyards and the University of Sydney.
Read more: Survey demonstrates importance of retaining natural habitat for bird diversity
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The National Parks Association of NSW is disappointed with the Coalition partners’ decision to repeal the Native Vegetation Act.
“The Liberal/Nationals government has missed the point entirely about looking after the interests of our farming community and wildlife,” NPA CEO Kevin Evans said.
Read more: The Coalition announces its vision for agriculture in NSW - native vegetation gets the chop!
Conservation groups are appalled by the Coalition’s announcement today that it will seek to repeal the Native Vegetation Act if returned to government this Saturday.
Read more: Scrapping the Native Vegetation Act would be a black day for nature in NSW
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