Environmental announcements must herald policy shifts

Government environment announcements welcome but must herald policy shifts to be meaningful

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has cautiously welcomed today’s announcements by the Berejiklian government, but warns that policy settings must change in order to reverse recent wind-backs in environmental protection.

The government’s koala strategy can’t work—the Great Koala National Park can

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA) is renewing calls for the government to create new protected areas for koalas, including the Great Koala National Park, following the release of a critique of the NSW government’s Koala Strategy authored by WWF, North East Forest Alliance and NPA.

Government logging plans will snatch defeat from jaws of victory

Today’s revelations in the Sydney Morning Herald—detailing a nationwide study of 11,500 people that shows a strong majority of people oppose native forest logging—shows how out of touch the government is with the public on forest protection.

Government ignoring easy koala solutions

$20 million to buy koala habitat is welcome but doomed to fail in light of policy settings driving deforestation

Today’s announcement that $20 million will be allocated from the Environment Trust to purchase koala habitat from landholders is welcome, but an inefficient use of money and likely to fail because of accelerating deforestation says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).

Nature a hostage to ideology

Media report shows that even modest efforts to protect nature are sacrificed at the altar of ideology.

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is calling for urgent political efforts to reach bipartisanship on protecting nature for future generations after this morning’s revelations in the Sydney Morning Herald.

National Parks Association welcomes Labor’s commitment to create a new national park in south-west Sydney

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) warmly welcomes NSW Labor’s commitment for a new national park in south-west Sydney.

NPA included a proposal for protected areas in south-west Sydney in its ’50 Parks’ proposal, released late 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. A new protected area is vital in order to protect threatened ecological communities and threated species—including koalas—in the face of accelerating development.