National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) warmly welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to grant legal authority to the Aboriginal ranger organisation, Gamay Rangers, in Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Towra Point Reserve.
The National Parks Association of NSW welcomes Commonwealth Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s commitment to protect a third of Australia’s land and the seas by 2030.
“Today’s release of the National State of the Environment Report confirms the dire condition of our natural landscapes, biodiversity and climate,” stated NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas.
The NSW Forestry Corporation has yet again been prosecuted for destroying public native forests. The latest prosecution is for illegal activity in the heart of one of the world’s great forests, the proposed Great Koala National Park.
“Any confidence in Forestry Corporation’s planning and governance lies in tatters after yet another breach,” said National Parks Association CEO Gary Dunnett.
The National Parks Association (NPA) welcomed yesterday’s announcement of major walking track upgrades through mid-north coast rainforests while questioning why the NSW Government has neglected to protect nearby public forests from logging.
‘We’re always supportive of environmentally sensitive works for nature-based tourism, but surely the first priority must be to protect all of the forests of the proposed Great Koala National Park’ asserted NPA campaigner Paula Flack.
The Land and Environment Court’s decision to fine NSW Forestry Corporation for destroying koala habitat at Cattle Creek near Coffs Harbour shows Forestry Corporation is woefully unfit for managing our State Forests.
The Great Koala National Park, an initiative of the National Parks Association of NSW, calls for the immediate end to all logging on public native forests in NSW, in light of the court’s decision.
A community forum in Coffs Harbour on April 28 will give federal election candidates a chance to publicly state their position on the proposed Great Koala National Park (GKNP).
The forum will coincide with public hearings by the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the future of native forestry in the Coffs Harbour and Grafton region on April 28 and 29.