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Ending native forest logging will reduce extreme bushfire risk, new study shows

April 22, 2022

Ground-breaking research by the Australian National University has found logging native forests increases the risk of catastrophic bushfires. [1]  The study's authors warn that logging is not just increasing the risk of severe fires, but also the risk to human lives and safety.   Lead...

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Labor revives the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to revive rivers

April 08, 2022

JOINT STATEMENT: Nature Conservation Council of NSW | Environment Victoria | Conservation South Australia State conservation councils today congratulated Labor on its five-point plan to revive the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying it was a refreshing change after years of the Coalition seeking to undermine...

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An alternative vision for South Coast forests — free public forum, Moruya, April 4

March 28, 2022

Internationally acclaimed forest ecologist Professor David Lindenmayer is headline speaker at a public forum in Moruya next Monday, April 4, called to discuss on the future of native forest management on the South Coast.  The forum, titled An Alternative Vision for South Coast Forests,...

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Robust accounting key for successful farm carbon and biodiversity markets

March 22, 2022

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the NSW Government’s $125 million Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement Program. [1]  “The farm sector has an enormous role to play in tackling the climate and extinction crises,” NCC Chief Executive Chris Gambian said.  “The Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement...

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Forestry Corp fined $45,000 for logging habitat trees in Mogo State Forest

March 15, 2022

NSW Forestry Corporation logging contractors cut down at least 70 mature habitat trees in Mogo State Forest on the South Coast in clear contravention of post-fire logging regulations, a NSW Environment Protection Authority investigation has found.  The EPA has ordered Forestry Corporation to pay...

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