The National Parks Association (NPA) is calling on Agriculture Minister Tara Moriaty and Environment Minister Penny Sharpe to intervene to save critically important koala habitats from a cynical attempt by Forestry Corporation to derail the creation of the Great Koala National Park.
NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas states ‘Over the weekend Forestry Corporation added an additional 746 hectares of prime koala habitat in Pine Creek State Forest for clear felling’, this is on top of the 374 hectares already planned. They have also now given the green light to the immediate clear felling of compartment 14.
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James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan, NPA Conservation Campaigners
NPA NSW played a key role in organising the Koala Conference (29 October 2022) in Coffs Harbour last month, including organising two special side events for the community. On Friday 28 October, we hosted a meet and greet for local businesses and private landholders with politicians, and on Sunday 30 October, we hosted a Koala Family Picnic in the Botanical Gardens. These events featured in all the main local media platforms, taking up four pages of the local paper, including the front page.
Read More “Koala Conference brings the community one step closer towards the creation of the Great Koala National Park”
Environment groups have today slammed a new logging industry report claiming dramatic losses of jobs and to the economy from the creation of the Great Koala National Park as baseless scaremongering.
Read More “Logging industry report on Great Koala National Park ignores benefits and relies solely on industry data”
Environmental mismanagement runs deeper than the ecological tragedy gripping the Murray-Darling Basin. Recent policy decisions around native forest logging in NSW follow the same pattern of ignoring science and favouring extractive industry over the public interest, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney
Read More “Lessons from the Murray-Darling disaster run deeper than water”
National Forest Uprising shows public opinion is behind protecting forests and wildlife
A series of protests against the destruction of public native forests have taken place today throughout NSW and in Canberra, dubbed the National Forest Uprising.
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Freedom of information documents reveal damning assessment of Berejiklian government’s proposed new logging laws
As the NSW and federal governments are poised to sign off on 20-year extensions to controversial Regional Forest Agreements, documents acquired by the North East Forest Alliance under freedom of information show deep concerns within the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) about the impact of new logging laws on protected old-growth, rainforest and koalas.
Read More “Destructive logging laws slammed by government scientists”