Fire is a normal part of the Australian landscape, playing a major role in the dynamics of many ecosystems and habitats. From a conservation perspective, the most significant impact of fire is often the way that the impacts of, and fears about fire, shape community concerns about the living near bushland.
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Lynne Hosking, President Armidale NPA
“The Pilliga Forest has long been recognised as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in eastern Australia” Narrabri Shire.
Homeland of the Gomeroi (Gamilaraay) people, The Pilliga gained attention in the 1980’s with the publication of Eric Roll’s book, A Million Wild Acres.
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New Intergovernmental Panel report demands comprehensive commitments to deal with crisis in the natural world.
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Pseudo zoos and tokenistic gestures seem to be the vision for Australia’s wildlife, says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) on the Commonwealth’s new Threatened Species Strategy.
The strategy was announced by Environment Minister Greg Hunt at Australia’s first Threatened Species summit, held in Melbourne last Thursday (16th July).
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The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.
“This is a bold intervention, and one that would certainly help to reduce predation from cats on our native wildlife—particularly in urban and peri-urban areas” NPA CEO Kevin Evans said.
“For this to be really effective though, it needs to be part of a bigger picture plan. All levels of government need to be committed and it needs to be properly funded.”
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