National Parks Association of NSW President Dr Grahame Douglas today welcomed NSW Labor’s commitment to employ an additional 100 field officers in the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
National Parks Association of NSW welcomed NSW Labor’s recent announcement of plans to fast-track the creation of a Georges River Koala National Park in southwest Sydney.
The National Parks Association of NSW has congratulated the NSW Government on today’s announcement that it has acquired the former Thurloo Downs property to create a major new National Park in the state’s northwest.
‘This is a fantastic day for conservation in NSW’ stated NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas. ‘Not just because of the sheer size of the acquisition, which is more than 400,000 hectares, but because those hectares have been carefully selected to bring protection into bio-regions that are chronically under-represented in the current reserve system’
NPA NSW is concerned that Forestry Corporation is fast tracking plans to clear-fell some of NSW’s most important koala habitat in the Coffs Harbour-North Bellingen region.
‘We are calling on the shareholder ministers of the Forestry Corporation, the Minister for Agriculture and the Treasurer, to immediately suspend planned clear felling operations in Pine Creek and Tuckers Nob State Forests, said NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas.
National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes NSW’s taxpayer-owned Forestry Corporation’s public acknowledgement that our state forests still offer suitable habitat for iconic threatened species, including koalas, yellow-bellied gliders, parma wallabies, and quolls.
In response to revelations about the environmental damage inflicted by Snowy Hydro’s bogged tunnel boring machine (see https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-13/snowy-2.0-tunnel-boring-machine-grinds-to-halt-and/101968974 ), the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is calling on the NSW Government to launch an urgent review of the potential breaches of the Snowy 2.0 project’s Conditions of Environmental Approval.