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Position Vacant – Fundraising Coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator with National Parks Association of NSW  (part-time – 2 Days a week)

We’re looking for a skilled, hands-on fundraiser to raise vital funds to support the National Parks Association of NSW in our tireless advocacy for national parks, nature and wildlife.

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Climate Change: Emissions for Export

David Teather
Emeritus Professor and long-standing NPA member

The Paris agreement on climate change, of 2015, has been adopted by 196 countries. It aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees C by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Researchers at University College London (McGlade and Elkins, 2015) calculated that in order to limit warming to 2 degrees, a third of the world’s oil reserves, half the gas reserves and over 80 per cent of current coal reserves must remain unused during the next 40 years. Meanwhile, in Australia (as if on another planet) coal barons and corporations were jockeying for position to begin mining the Galilee Basin – one of the world’s largest untouched coal deposits.

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Pilliga Field Trip

Rachel Fitzhardinge
State Councillor, National Parks Association of NSW

Pat Schultz has been very active in the campaign against Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration in the Pilliga. She has written a book titled “The Plundering of Pilliga and Leard Forests and the Surrounding Farmlands”. She has also led many tours like this one to show people what is happening in the Pilliga as a result of CSG exploration. In 2014, Pat “locked-on” to a truck carrying a drill rig in Pilliga Forest for a number of hours. She was arrested and fined $1,800.

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Climate Change: A second-tier irritation or a global emergency?

David Teather
Emeritus Professor and long-standing NPA member

Between now and 2052 “an ever-greater proportion of GDP will be needed to solve problems caused by resource depletion, pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss and social/economic inequity”. So wrote Professor Jorgen Randers in his brilliant book “2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years”.

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Book Review – Reptiles of Victoria: a guide to identification and ecology

Author: Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry
Review by Deryk Engel, Director, Lesryk Environmental Pty Ltd
Reptiles of Victoria has been produced by authors Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry as a means to provide both novices and professionals with a logical approach to Keying out that State’s species. The guide documents the 117 recognised reptiles that occur within Victoria, and an additional six that are ‘vagrant’ or introduced.