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Koalas ‘under siege’ from policy changes set to destroy habitat, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

New South Wales government is failing to protect koalas by allowing further land clearing, logging and habitat destruction, National Parks Association says.

 

Source: Koalas ‘under siege’ from policy changes set to destroy habitat, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

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Iconic Status Won’t Be Enough to Save Koalas Unless Baird Changes Tack

What does it mean to be an icon in NSW? Not much apparently. Unless the Baird government has a complete rethink of its environment policy the iconic koala faces a bleak future says the National Parks Association of NSW.

Koalas are one of just six of the 1000-odd threatened species put on an ‘iconic’ pedestal in the NSW government’s Saving our Species (SOS) programme. According to the government, “iconic species are important socially, culturally and economically, and the community expects them to be effectively managed and protected”1.

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Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests | Environment | The Guardian

More than 30 green groups sign statement after damning report says extending regional forestry agreements ‘would constitute an irrational decision on environmental, economic and social grounds’

 

Source: Environmental groups demand end to logging of Australia’s native forests | Environment | The Guardian

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Regional Forest Agreements: Nice idea but total failure! (Park Protection News)

On Wednesday this week, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) launched a new report entitled Regional Forest Agreements in NSW. Have they achieved their aims? In short, the answer is no — far from it, writes Dr Oisín Sweeney.

Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are deals between the Commonwealth and State governments that allow for logging in public native forests. 

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Far South Coast forests a carbon economy game changer

With the controversial Regional Forest Agreements set to expire between 2019 and 2021, the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is ramping up its campaign on the Far South Coast to end native forest logging and position State Forests to help Australia transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Great Southern Forest is a new approach to forest management that involves ending logging, planning a transition away from the loss-making wood chipping sector, and using carbon funding to create regional jobs in tourism, wildlife protection and forest management.