Deforestation is pushing wildlife to extinction

Let's end deforestation and give our forests and wildlife the protection they deserve. Will you act?

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Let's end deforestation to save our wildlife 

Nature in NSW is in crisis. New laws allow for devastating deforestation and clearing of important wildlife habitat. At least 1000 species of plants and animals are facing extinction, and the destruction of their habitats is the leading threat. As a result of these new laws, 99% of identified koala habitat on private land can be bulldozed.

This devastation is firmly within our power to stop.

We need strong laws to protect our forests, bushland and wildlife. These laws must allow nature to thrive, encourage landholders to protect and restore native habitat, and make deforestation and land clearing a thing of the past.

14 hectares of koala habitat bulldozed every day

Research by the Nature Conservation Council and WWF-Australia has found koala habitat the size of 14 football fields has been bulldozed every day in just one part of the state since the government weakened the laws. The bulldozing of all wildlife habitat almost tripled in the north-central region around Moree and Collarenebri, up from 2,845 hectares to 8,194 hectares in just one year. Read more.

Take action to end the destruction

Click here to add your name to our important petition calling for the immediate protection of koalas and endangered habitat from bulldozing. Together we can make our voices heard and end deforestation.

Authorised by Kate Smolski, Nature Conservation Council, 14/338 Pitt St, Sydney.


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