Australia commits to increase the National Reserve System to combat biodiversity crisis

National Parks Association of NSW president, Dr Grahame Douglas, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that he will protect Australia’s biodiversity by conserving at least 30% of our nation’s land and seas. 

Dr Douglas stated, “Setting a new target of 30% for protection in our National Reserve System is a practical response to the desperate challenges facing Australia’s biodiversity and natural landscapes.

Lack of Commonwealth accountability means forests destined to go the same way as rivers

Following briefings with Commonwealth and NSW environment and primary industry agencies, environment groups are more convinced than ever that the newly minted Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) will facilitate the continuing decline of threatened species, unsustainable destruction of forests and the loss of important benefits they provide to communities.