When lightning crashes in the forest, the NPWS is there.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Earlier this year, lightning peppered the Blue Mountains sparking about a year’s worth of bushfires in just one week. The remarkable skills, experience and sheer hard work of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) firefighters and their colleagues helped prevent these from becoming another of the infamous ‘black fire days’ that lace Australia’s history.

IUCN Protected Area Themes: Geology

Carly Chabal, Intern, National Parks Association of NSW

World Heritage listing is not just for biodiversity and iconic plants and animals, it is also for the protection and celebration of special landscape features and special and interesting geological features.