3 March, 2015

Parramatta, Penrith, Bankstown and the Inner West targeted in campaign to protect NSW wildlife laws 

Western Sydney has emerged as the new frontline in the battle to save NSW’s unique wildlife and bushland.

A coalition of conservation groups including WWF-Australia and the NSW Nature Conservation Council NSW is behind advertisements that have been put on more than 15 massive billboards on major roads in and around Parramatta, Penrith, Bankstown, and the Inner West.

The billboards highlight concerns that the NSW Government is set to scrap NSW wildlife laws that have saved the lives of more than 250,000 native animals in just five years.

“These billboards are targeting voters in and around Parramatta, Penrith, Bankstown, and the Inner West because surveys show people in these areas are very concerned about continuing losses of Australia’s unique wildlife and the destruction of our unspoiled bushland,” Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski said. 

Other groups backing the billboard campaign include the NSW National Parks Association, The Wilderness Society, Birdlife Australia, Colong Foundation for Wilderness, Total Environment Centre, and Humane Society International.

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