The Drip Gorge added to the Goulburn River National Park by the State Government.  (Park Protection News)

The National Parks Association of NSW has warmly welcomed the State Governments long awaited decision to permanently protect The Drip, an iconic sandstone formation near Mudgee by adding it to the Goulburn River National Park.

In this rare win for the NSW environment The Drip and Corner Gorge is now saved from coal mining. The hydrology of the area is still under some threat and Moolarben Coal will be required to keep an eye on this into the future.

Survey demonstrates importance of retaining natural habitat for bird diversity 

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.

Far South Coast forests a carbon economy game changer

With the controversial Regional Forest Agreements set to expire between 2019 and 2021, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is ramping up its campaign on the Far South Coast to end native forest logging and position State Forests to help Australia transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Great Southern Forest is a new approach to forest management that involves ending logging, planning a transition away from the loss-making wood chipping sector, and using carbon funding to create regional jobs in tourism, wildlife protection and forest management.

Bushwalking: A natural tonic for the modern world

The physical benefits of exercise are well known, but did you know that nature-based activity is good for your mind too? Those amazing south coast national parks are more than just havens for flora and fauna, they are also part of the solution to a happier and healthier community.

From better concentration to more rapid recovery from illness to reduced feelings of anxiety and depression, taking time out in nature is proving time and again to be the ultimate tonic for today’s technology stressed society.

NSW Government grants long-awaited protection for South Coast Forests

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes the creation of new flora reserves between Tathra and Bermagui and the cessation of timber harvesting within the Murrah, Mumbulla, Tanja and southern part of Bermagui State Forests and congratulates the NSW Government on the decision.

“These areas have significant cultural and biological values that have seen strong community actions for decades in the form of logging protests and citizen science monitoring of koala habitats” said David Gallan, President of NPA’s Far South Coast Branch. 

Conservation groups call for immediate ban on logging of koala habitat in State Forests  (Great Koala National Park News)

Three of the state’s leading forest conservation groups are today calling on the NSW Government to immediately halt logging operations in state native forest compartments known to be, or likely to be, koala habitat.

Analysis of NSW Forestry Corporation harvest plans shows 83 compartments in the 170,000 ha Great Koala National Park proposal area have been listed for logging over the next six to nine months.