Media releases


11 July 2019


Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks - rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

Forests and wildlifeRivers and wetlands

9 July 2019


Urgent need to get the Murray-Darling back on track

Environment, indigenous, farming and community groups are calling for a full independent audit of spending and environmental outcomes under the Murray Darling Basin Plan following last night’s explosive ABC Four Corners report.

Rivers and wetlands

4 July 2019


Environment group mounts court challenge to coal power plant pollution licence renewals

The NSW Nature Conservation Council has launched legal action challenging the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) renewal of pollution licences for Vales Point, Eraring and Mt Piper coal-fired power stations.


28 June 2019


Splitting the roles of the EPA chair and CEO good for governance

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the decision of Environment Minister Matt Kean to improve governance of the Environment Protection Authority by splitting the roles of chairperson and CEO.

Air pollutionForests and wildlifePollution and waste

28 June 2019


Tree clearing triples - Berejiklian’s conservation laws fail nature

Annual rates of tree clearing for agriculture in NSW have increased three-fold in five years, new government data reveals.

27 June 2019


Code-based land clearing is a failure and should be stopped

The Nature Conservation Council calls for the immediate suspension of code-based land clearing and a rigorous independent review of the codes and resources available to police them after a scathing report by the NSW Auditor General.

Forests and wildlife


19 June 2019


NSW Budget neglects climate and extinction emergencies

The urgent need to protect species, slash climate pollution and ramp up clean energy in NSW have been largely overlooked in today’s state budget, according to the NSW Nature Conservation Council.

Forests and wildlifeMarine ConservationClimate and energyNSW ParliamentRivers and wetlands

17 June 2019


Extinction and the climate crisis key theme of environment conference

The crisis facing the North Coast koala population from deforestation will be top of the agenda at the NSW Regional Environment Conference in Lismore on June 22.

Forests and wildlifeMarine ConservationClimate and energy

3 June 2019


One football field of forest lost every five minutes - and there's worse to come

The Berejiklian government must release up-to-date deforestation data so the public understands the full impact of environmental laws it weakened in 2017.

Forests and wildlife


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