End the Coalition's war on trees

Thousands of possums, quolls, koalas and gliders will be killed each year under the Coalition government's new land-clearing laws.

Stop the senseless destruction of our wildlife 

Thousands of possums, quolls, koalas and gliders will be killed each year now that the Coalition government has gutted our tree-clearing laws. Nationals MPs, big agri-business and developers are being given powers to trash our precious woodlands under the new Biodiveristy Conservation Act. This new act will:

  • add extinction pressures to our state's 1000 threatened species;
  • threaten our clean, reliable water supplies;
  • turn our fertile land into wasteland through erosion and salinity; 
  • put landmark trees and bushland at risk; and
  • add further to Australia's carbon pollution.

Biodiversity offsets law will drive extinctions

The use of biodiversity offsetting schemes in NSW is adding extinction pressure to the very species those schemes are supposed to protect, a new report has found.

Biodiversity offsetting lets a developer clear bushland if they buy, protect and improve bushland elsewhere.

In theory, offsetting is supposed to ensure there is no loss in biodiversity values. In practice, offsetting is pushing species to the brink. Read our analysis of offsetting schemes in NSW over the past 10 years.

Land-clearing laws have saved thousands of native animals

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act

Stand Up For Nature Alliance

We have joined forces with other conservation organisations to form the Stand Up For Nature Alliance to campaign to retain strong environmental protections. Alliance partners include: WWF Australia, The Wilderness Society, The National Trust, Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Total Environment Centre, National Parks Association of NSW, Humane Society International, WIRES, Colong Foundation for Wilderness.

Visit the Stand Up For Nature website for more information and resources and to sign the petition. 

CONTACT: To help with the campaign, or for details about the meetings, email campaign coordinator Corinne Fisher at cfisher@tec.org.au.

 

Latest news

 

May 10, 2017

 

Endangered ecosystems face the chop under proposed new tree-clearing regulations

The Berejiklian government is embarking on the dangerous course of letting landholders decide for themselves whether they can clear many types of endangered ecosystems under new tree-clearing rules.

Forests and wildlifeNSW Parliament

26 April, 2017

 

Mine expansion approval will destroy 160ha of koala habitat, generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution

The Planning Assessment Commission’s approval this week of the Wilpinjong coal mine expansion will destroy threatened wildlife habitat and generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution. [1]

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energyCoal and gas

27 April, 2017

 

Retain Travelling Stock Routes in public ownership and invest more in protecting their biodiversity and cultural heritage values

The state’s network of Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) must remain in public hands and be better managed to preserve its priceless biodiversity and cultural heritage values, says Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentRivers and wetlandsGreat Eastern Ranges Initiative

 

Resources

 

Paradise lost: The weakening and widening of biodiversity offsetting in NSW, 2005-2016

This is a report on the biodiversity offsets schemes in NSW since 2005.

 
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