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.

The government’s koala strategy can’t work—the Great Koala National Park can

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA) is renewing calls for the government to create new protected areas for koalas, including the Great Koala National Park, following the release of a critique of the NSW government’s Koala Strategy authored by WWF, North East Forest Alliance and NPA.

Conservation groups boycott call for nominations for Wild Horse Community Advisory Panel

Leading conservation groups have today announced that they will be boycotting the NSW Government’s call for nominations for the Wild Horse Community Advisory Panel. To do otherwise would be to lend credibility to a process that over-rides the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Destructive logging laws slammed by government scientists

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.

Government logging plans will snatch defeat from jaws of victory

Today’s revelations in the Sydney Morning Herald—detailing a nationwide study of 11,500 people that shows a strong majority of people oppose native forest logging—shows how out of touch the government is with the public on forest protection.

Government ignoring easy koala solutions

$20 million to buy koala habitat is welcome but doomed to fail in light of policy settings driving deforestation

Today’s announcement that $20 million will be allocated from the Environment Trust to purchase koala habitat from landholders is welcome, but an inefficient use of money and likely to fail because of accelerating deforestation says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).