By Rodney Falconer, NPA Member
Haydn Grinling Washington was born on 12th September 1955 and died at 2 am on 10th December 2022.
Haydn was a formidable and relentless fighter for the environment, for wilderness and for nature in general. He gave his life generously to many great causes. His charismatic and energetic leadership prompted many others to join in. Together we surfed the great wave of conservation, so successful in the days of the Wran government and for some years after. He helped significantly in the lasting protection of other wild areas including many wilderness areas, the rainforests, the south-east forests and the Gardens of Stone.
Read More “Vale Haydn Washington (1955-2022)”
Our annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution, effort and achievement made by volunteers. We announced most of our award recipients in the Summer 2022 edition of Nature NSW. Two members were presented with their awards at Branch celebrations during December. We are pleased to tell you about them in this edition.
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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.
Read More “Forestry Corporation admits that it hasn’t yet wiped out all threatened species in NSW “
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.
Read More “Call for audit of environmental impacts of Snowy 2.0 on Kosciuszko National Park “
The National Parks Association welcomes today’s commitment by the NSW Greens to end logging in NSW’s public native forests and calls on all parliamentarians to work towards this goal.
NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas said that, while a move to 100% generation of construction timber from plantations has become inevitable, it is essential that we protect the biodiversity jewels of our public native forests from any further damage while that transition is underway.
Read More “Time for an moratorium on all logging of native forests in the Great Koala National Park “
Gary Dunnett, CEO of National Parks Association of NSW stated ‘With an impending election, one where the alternate government has signaled strong support for the Great Koala National Park (GKNP), it is entirely inappropriate that native forests proposed for permanent protection be logged’.
Read More “NPA NSW says Forestry Corporation’s decision to log old growth, rainforest, and koala feed trees in Great Koala National Park logging cope is appalling”
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