National parks are under threat from successive budget cuts to NPWS and demands to access national parks for development and logging. If nothing is done these threats could result in irreversible damage to national parks, and the wildlife that depends on them to survive.
Give to Protect our National Parks
Over the past 60 years the NPA community has successfully influenced the establishment of many of the national parks and protected areas in NSW.
Through Protect Our National Parks NPA will continue campaigning to keep our precious national parks and native wildlife protected. But we will not be able to achieve this without continued community support.
Current Threats To National Parks in NSW
- 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?