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

 

22 June 2017

 

Foley’s Royal National Park proposal shows leadership on conservation

The Nature Conservation Council applauds Labor Leader Luke Foley’s strong position on protecting the Royal National Park from the Berejiklian government’s proposed expansion of the F6 motorway.

Forests and wildlife

14 June, 2017

 

Save the Royal National Park from F6 motorway expansion

The Nature Conservation Council has vowed to fight any moves to bulldoze bushland in the Royal National Park for the F6 Extension between Sydney and the Illawarra.

Forests and wildlife

19 June, 2017

 

$800k koala funding does not compensate for weak tree-clearing laws and unsustainable forestry

The Nature Conservation Council has warned koalas are on a path to extinction in NSW unless the Berejiklian government tightens environment controls on tree-clearing and ends logging of the species habitat.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

 

Resources

 

Submission to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel

Conserving and Restoring Biodiverity in NSW - NCC, TEC, NPA and TWS joint submission to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel

 

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.

 

Our Environment, Our Future: Policies for the 2015 NSW election and beyond

This document details the environment movement's top policy asks for the 2015 NSW election.

 
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