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Member Group Spotlight: Tree Veneration Society

August 30, 2023

When was your group formed and why?    The Tree Veneration Society (TVS) was formed in 2010 in response the founder, Louise Fowler-Smith’s growing concern for Native and Old Growth Forests and the importance of Trees to Climate Change. Louise had witnessed the protection of...

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Wendy Bowman Passing

August 28, 2023

Ms Bowman, 89, a co-founder of Hunter Minewatch, was at the forefront of the community fight against the environmental and health impacts caused by the rampant expansion of the coal industry for more than three decades.  A mother of three and grandmother of six,...

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Healthy Ecosystems Programs June Update

June 28, 2023

Hot spots and Large Forest Owls Projects  Threatened Large Forest Owls   NCC has been involved in two NSW Environment Trust funded projects specifically for the benefit of the threatened Large Forest Owls (Barking, Masked and Powerful Owl) on the North Coast of NSW...

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Member Group Spotlight: Lithgow Environment Group

June 28, 2023

LEG nature walks: Streamwatch Birth of Coxs River   Lithgow Environmental Group (LEG) was formed in 2005, and has been a member group with NCC since 2011.   I had the pleasure of speaking with Julie Favell, Project Officer of LEG which now has 60 members....

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NSW election 2023 scorecards

March 17, 2023

Which candidates will protect nature and act on climate? NCC and the Total Environment Centre conducted an independent assessment of candidates' and parties' policies, so see the scorecard for your electorate below to find out. Statewide | Coffs Harbour | Heathcote | Lane Cove | Manly | North Shore | Pittwater | Sydney | Vaucluse | Wakehurst | Willoughby...

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A history of the Gardens of Stone campaign

August 17, 2021

A History of the campaign to protect the Gardens of Stone When Centennial Coal cancelled its Angus Place coal mine application this week, five threatened wetlands in the Gardens of Stone were saved and 123 million tonnes of coal was kept safely in the ground. That's equivalent...

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Menindee Lakes: site of massive fish-kill still being mismanaged

June 18, 2021

By Jane MacAllister, Water Campaigner, Nature Conservation Council of NSW Almost 35 years ago, the Menindee Lakes in far western NSW was the scene of one of the most extraordinary wildlife spectacles of modern times. Flooding rains at the top of the Darling-Baaka River catchment filled...

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