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Federal government raises the white flag for Australia’s threatened species

Pseudo zoos and tokenistic gestures seem to be the vision for Australia’s wildlife, says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) on the Commonwealth’s new Threatened Species Strategy.

The strategy was announced by Environment Minister Greg Hunt at Australia’s first Threatened Species summit, held in Melbourne last Thursday (16th July).

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Threatened Species Commissioner calls for cats to be removed from among the pigeons

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.

“This is a bold intervention, and one that would certainly help to reduce predation from cats on our native wildlife—particularly in urban and peri-urban areas” NPA CEO Kevin Evans said.

“For this to be really effective though, it needs to be part of a bigger picture plan. All levels of government need to be committed and it needs to be properly funded.”