On Friday 20th September 2019, millions of students all around the world gathered in their city centres. It wasn’t the first time, or the last time, they would gather. These students were protesting the inaction of governments around the world to address the causes and impacts of climate change.
Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer
This campaign update begins with actions by the NSW and Commonwealth governments that threaten the ability of NPA members to participate in conservation campaigns.
Janine Kitson, Gardens of Stone Alliance
Over 100 guests came together to celebrate the coal mining unionists and environmentalists Vernon Moffitt (1924-2001) and Joyce Moffitt (1930-1999) at the Lithgow State Heritage Mine Park on Sunday 30 June, 2019.
Sydney researchers are using waterproof drones to collect snot from migrating humpback whales. The snot samples are used to do health check-ups!
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Sam Garrett-Jones, NPA Illawarra Branch
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is popular walking area south of Wollongong (see NPA 60 Best Walks #30) that offers spectacular displays of wildflowers. With the adjoining Budderoo National Park, Barren Grounds is one of only four large areas of heathland on the south coast and also has unusual stands of rainforest along the escarpment edge. These varied habitats contain many rare or endangered plant and animals, notably the ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus.