Danielle Ryan, NPA Conservation Campaigner
With more than two hundred years of unsustainable logging practices, it is time for NSW and Tasmania to join the other states in Australia to put an end to native forestry logging on public land.
Forestry Corporation is acting like a rogue government agency — it was prosecuted and fined four times in June for illegally logging koala habitat and fire-affected forests. This includes fines and costs totalling $285,600 destroying koala habitat at Wild Cattle Creek on the mid-North Coast. Yet, the government is permitting our state-owned corporation to ramp up its activity. The fine for this illegal logging activity by a state-owned entity will be paid for out of the public purse.
Read More “Time to stop wasting our public land and resources”
The National Parks Association of NSW welcomes Commonwealth Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s commitment to protect a third of Australia’s land and the seas by 2030.
“Today’s release of the National State of the Environment Report confirms the dire condition of our natural landscapes, biodiversity and climate,” stated NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas.
Read More “More parks the solution to dire environmental situation￼”
The NSW Forestry Corporation has yet again been prosecuted for destroying public native forests. The latest prosecution is for illegal activity in the heart of one of the world’s great forests, the proposed Great Koala National Park.
“Any confidence in Forestry Corporation’s planning and governance lies in tatters after yet another breach,” said National Parks Association CEO Gary Dunnett.
Read More “Out of control Forestry Corporation caught destroying more Koala habitat”
The National Parks Association of NSW has called for confirmation that the NSW Government won’t remove essential protections for urban bushland following the Australian’s release of leaked Cabinet documents.
Read More “Confusion reigns after reported changes to tree removal laws”
Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is alarmed at revelations that new local land
clearing codes are being trialled near Walgett.
Read More “Further attacks on native vegetation in drought-stricken NSW”
This morning in Parliament House, NSW environment groups launched ‘A cleaner, greener NSW’—a list of key environment policy asks for the next NSW election and beyond.
Read More “NSW environment groups release exciting new environment platform”
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