Wild Wild Inner West Launched

Stephanie Clark, Citizen Science Officer

The ‘Wild Wild Inner West’ project launched with a pub talk event run as part of the Sydney Science Festival in August.  The pub talk had ecologists and biologists from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales discuss urban ecology and urban nature in the City of Sydney and Inner West Council Local Government Areas.

Exploring the Great Koala National Park Proposal

Helen Wilson, Member, National Parks Association of NSW

We bushwalk for the good of our bodies and souls, but we can also walk in special places to think about how we can help to be better stewards of them. The NPA’s activities program provides opportunities for members to see for themselves what’s happening with our park campaigns.

University Environmental Historians view NPA’s Understorey

Janine Kitson, NPA member

NPA’s film Understorey was recently screened to environmental historians from universities around the country, at the Australian Historical Association Conference, held at the Australian National University in July, 2018.

Kosciuszko – the destruction of a national heritage icon?

Dr Graeme Worboys, (Honorary) Associate Professor of the Fenner School for Environment and Society, Australian National University

NSW Deputy Premier and State National Party Leader John Barilaro’s 2018 Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Legislation is the single greatest political and ideological undermining of the conservation and protection status of Kosciuszko National Park in its 75 year history. It has elevated a pest animal to be more important than Australian native animals and has established a legislative precedent that threatens the concept of all Australian protected areas and National Heritage listed properties.

Macarthur Branch

Macarthur branch was established in 1975 as a sub-branch of Sydney Branch, and became a fully autonomous branch in 1987.

Primary activities of the branch are nature talks, and developing proposals for protection of natural areas of the Upper Georges and Bargo-Nepean Rivers.  The Branch has a Bushwalking Group and a Bushcare Group.    

“Who’s living on my land?” Spring 2018

Margot Law, Citizen Science Officer
NPA has helped over 400 private landholders from South East NSW answer the question “Who’s living on my land?” using infrared cameras to survey their land for wildlife. We have analysed approximately half a million photographs of native and pest species found on private land and uploaded the records to public databases; filling important knowledge gaps as most of NSW species records come from public land.