No fight is ever won forever and no national park can be said to be permanently protected.
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Together we can make a future where our precious national parks remain protected, are there for all of us and where our native wildlife thrives. But we need to act now.
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Current Threats To National Parks in NSW
Over the past 60 years our NPA community of members and supporters has successfully influenced the establishment of most of the world-class national parks and protected areas in NSW, but today, very real threats to our national parks have emerged.
These threats are being driven by the government’s continuing pursuit of cost cutting and development above all else and timber industry demands for access to national parks for logging.
- Murray Valley National Park – It took 30 years of persistent NPA campaigning to create the Murray Valley National Park. Today, the National Party is trying turn it into state forest so it can be logged.
- Royal National Park – Earlier in the year we saw a proposal to put a motorway through Royal National Park. Overwhelming opposition from our community lead to the NSW government stepping back from this proposal. However, we can only take this as a reprieve.
- Greater Blue Mountains National Park – The government is proposing to raise the Warragamba dam wall by an unbelievable 14 metres to open more land for development. This puts the world heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains National Park and its wild river system at risk of inundation.
- Logging – Timber NSW is running a ‘beyond tenure’ campaign that seeks access to protected areas to shore up supplies by logging national parks.
- National Parks and Wildlife Service – Funding cuts are setting the National Parks and Wildlife Service up to fail in what appears to be part of a strategy to revert parks to State forests to better ‘manage’ them – but in whose interest?
NPA will continue to oppose these and any other threat to National Parks in NSW through ongoing environmental advocacy and strong community action. Join us and together we will make sure national parks remain there for all of us and the native wildlife within them survives and thrives.