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Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks – rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

murray-valley-np-ross-mcdonnell-npws-2010Murray Valley National Park (Ross McDonnell, 2010)

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

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ABC revelations highlight environmental destruction of native forest logging—that is set to dramatically worsen

Last night’s 7.30 report exposing plans to legalise ‘regeneration’ harvesting highlight how the NSW government is putting timber extraction over wildlife protection says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).

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NSW BUDGET A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO DELIVER HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR REGIONAL NSW

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has labelled Tuesday’s budget a huge missed opportunity for regional NSW and criticised the NSW Government’s overall lack of economic vision.

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Vegetation Mapping in NSW

A description of two NSW state-wide vegetation maps and comments on their relevance to biodiversity assessment

Dr John Benson, Ecologist and member of National Parks Association of NSW

The recent comment on biodiversity decline in New South Wales canvassed that unreliable vegetation mapping could compound deficiencies in recently enacted biodiversity regulations. After the change of government in New South Wales in 2011, it appears a decision was made for NSW to adopt maps in biodiversity regulations replacing previous on-ground site assessment and property planning. This transition to maps raises challenges because unlike a google street map, vegetation maps contain errors leading to significant uncertainty in site-based land-use decisions.

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Blairmount is Buzzing for Pollinator Week

Students at Blairmount Public School kicked off pollinator week a bit early with the ‘Bringing back the buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland’ project. Pollinator week, 12-19th November, is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our native bees and contribute to their conservation.