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Save our forests and save taxpayers a small fortune

March 15, 2022

Logging native forests is not only driving species to extinction, the NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report shows it is also costing taxpayers millions of dollars.   In 2020-21, the native forestry arm of the NSW Government’s logging company lost $20 million and prospects of it...

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Federal listing of yellow-bellied gliders as threatened is another reason to end native forest logging in NSW

March 07, 2022

The listing of the yellow-bellied glider in southeast Australia as vulnerable to extinction [1] is another reason to end native forest logging in NSW.   Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has listed the iconic species as vulnerable on the advice of the Federal Threatened Species Scientific Committee.  The listing of the yellow-bellied glider comes just weeks after the minister increase the threatened...

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Federal government must not reward illegal land clearers with carbon credits

March 04, 2022

The Federal Government must maintain carbon offset rules that exclude regrowth on illegally cleared land and the planting of weed species from the national carbon credit scheme.   The government yesterday begun a public consultation asking stakeholders whether the exclusion applied to illegal and...

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NSW State of Environment Report reveals major holes in biodiversity laws

February 18, 2022

The state government scores an F in the NSW State of the Environment Report on a number of critical areas.  This report finds extreme weather conditions—drought, flood and fire—plus the key threats of habitat destruction, invasive species and climate change, have put severe pressure on...

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Government fails to rule out burning native forest for electricity

February 16, 2022

The Nature Conservation Council is deeply disappointed that the NSW Government hasn't done more to plug loopholes and shut down attempts to marketise our native forests in its response to the Sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW inquiry.   Jacqui Mumford, Deputy Chief Executive of NCC: “The NSW Government has missed an...

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