MEDIA RELEASE :Environment groups call on Premier to halt logging in core koala habitat

Eight NSW environment groups have written to Premier Berejiklian today urging her to intervene to protect an area of Gladstone State Forest, near Bellingen, vital to the protection of koalas in NSW.

NPA welcomes Koala-ity Nature Reserve in the Southern Highlands

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes an addition to our reserve system: a 402ha nature reserve on the bank of the Wollondilly River in Canyonleigh. This new reserve is strategically placed between Blue Mountains and Morton National Parks.

Poll shows strong support for new koala national parks an opportunity for the NSW Government

Should we create national parks to protect koalas from logging and land clearing?

According to a recent poll in the NSW seats of Lismore and Ballina the answer is a resounding YES with 68.3% of participants in Lismore and 71.9% in Ballina in favour.

It’s hard to celebrate more research when the government ignores the science


The NSW government was today spruiking the allocation of $800,000 to koala research in the NSW budget. But its failure to translate knowledge to policy reinforces how out of touch it is on the plight of koalas and nature more generally says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).

Great Koala National Park not a ‘political gimmick’ but a vital step to protect our icon

In the latest demonstration of indifference to nature conservation that has infected Coalition governments, the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, has described the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) Great Koala National Park proposal as a ‘political gimmick’[1].

The Nationals finally recognise there’s a koala problem, but their solutions won’t solve it


A motion passed at the NSW National Party conference to create ‘koala sanctuaries’ won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).