The Legacy of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

Janine Kitson, Vice President Colong Foundation for Wilderness
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is famed for her ground breaking ecological warnings on the long-term dangers of pesticides – particularly DDT – for birds, wildlife, and humans. Her brilliance was her calm scientific eloquence that described the beauty of the natural world and her reverence for its complex ecological interrelationships. She loved the sea and understood its rhythms stretching back into millennia.

Mungo National Park

David Noble, Nature photographer

Mungo National Park, located within the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, features stunning, often stark, landscapes. It is the land of the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Mutthi and Southern Paakantyi Aboriginal people who have lived here for millennia. In August 2016, NPA member David Noble visited Mungo NP with friend David Hufton and recorded their experiences on his blog. 

Branch Profile – Far South Coast

Gabrielle Taysom,  National Parks Association of NSW Far South Coast Branch
The Far South Coast Branch of the National Parks Association was established around 1997, most of the Branch’s original members having been involved in the 12 year campaign to secure the South East Forests National Park. With the Park’s gazettal, it was now considered timely to become part of a wider organisation lobbying on conservation issues and park management.

Will the Basin Plan save the Darling River?

Bev Smiles, President, Inland Rivers Network

The Murray Darling Basin Plan, gazetted in November 2012, has a budget of $13 billion to fund a new direction for water management and water sharing in one of the world’s largest river basins. It is the most expensive natural resource management project in the nation.

500 landholders ask – ‘Who’s living on my land?’

Margot Law, Citizen Science Officer National Parks Association of NSW

NPA’s “Who’s living on my land?” is an innovative citizen science project that helps regional private landholders discover what species are on their property. We have trained more than 500 landholders, at 32 regional workshops over the last three and a half years, to survey their land for wildlife with infrared cameras, which we loan out to participants.