The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.
The clearing of over 50 trees at the end of Eltham Road, next to the Teven golf course that raised the concern of some locals has been confirmed as part of a bigger project by Tuckombil Landcare group.
The Earth’s last intact wilderness areas are shrinking dramatically. The Wildlife Conservation Society says that the world has lost 3.3 million square kilometres of wilderness (around 10 per cent of the total wilderness area) since 1993.
Conservation groups have described the latest Native Vegetation Clearing Report Card as a ‘mixed bag’ that shows the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NVA) continues to protect some wildlife, water resources and soils in NSW by slowing the rate of land clearing,... Read More →
Proposed NSW government changes to the rules governing the clearing of native vegetation on private land could undermine the current ban on broadscale clearing, writes Nina Lucas.
The state government has released a new draft land-clearing code that would allow landholders to largely determine what vegetation they can remove and what they need to keep. It is also changing regulations to allow forest logs to be burnt for electricity.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested for trespassing on private property adjoining Nightcap National Park. It is the first arrest in a week-long action to protect native forest on the property, which includes core koala habitat.