Over 100 South Western Sydney residents celebrated the launch of Bush Mates, an exciting new community engagement program, at the Harrington Forest Frolic on Saturday, 7 November.
Bush Mates, run by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA), is a program to raise awareness and educate South Western Sydney’s 300,000 new residents on how they can have a positive impact on their local environment.
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Aussies are being called on to help protect their local koalas by taking part in a national survey of the unique marsupial from 7–22 November.
The annual Koala Count, run by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) with support from WWF-Australia, employs a free, GPS-enabled smartphone app, NatureMapr, to record sightings. It is the only nationwide survey of the declining species.
What do swift parrots, koalas and NPWS rangers have in common? They may all be extinct in NSW if the Baird government has anything to do with it.
Over the weekend a worrying piece of news was buried amongst the furore of two Grand Finals and a heatwave that sent millions to the beach: NSW environment agencies are to be hit with $20 million worth of cuts this year— on top of $60 million already slashed from environment since the change of government three years ago.
September is Save the Koala month. But NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman seems determined to spin the government’s efforts to save koalas without doing anything meaningful says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).
On Friday 25th September, a media release from Mark Speakman’s office outlined the NSW government’s efforts to save our national icon by radio collaring 20 animals to track their movements in the southern highlands.
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