The O'Farrell government took a giant leap backwards in protection for our amazing marine life by allowing recreational fishing from beaches and headlands in marine sanctuaries.
This move goes against the fundamental principles of sanctuaries zones as safe havens for our marine wildlife and sacrifices conservation and fisheries benefits for the short-term benefit of the few.
Tell the Premier of NSW to stop playing politics with our precious marine life. Send an email today!
The Score, the NSW Government mid-term environment report card, details how the O’Farrell Government is failing the environment.
Under Premier Barry O’Farrell’s leadership the government has allowed expansion of polluting coal mining while cutting funding for clean energy, opened the door for uranium exploration, slashed funding for conservation programs and opened our national parks to amateur shooters.
Clean air and water are critical for the health and future of our state. Our oceans, parks and bushland provide essential wildlife habitat and popular tourist destinations. If you care about clean air and water for all and are proud of the state’s stunning coasts, bush, and wildlife, email Premier O’Farrell and key Ministers today!
There is a very real risk that forestry regulations will be weakened and protected areas within our state forests revoked, placing native species and rare forest types at risk. We must not let this happen. Send an email today!
In an important step in the right direction, the NSW Cabinet voted to prohibit new coal seam gas activities within two kilometres of residential areas and sensitive rural industries.
But the threat to our land, water and wildlife is far from over.
The mining and gas industry still has access to the overwhelming majority of our state, and this move will not deliver much needed protection for our drinking water catchments, agricultural lands and iconic natural places.
We have a long way to go but our collective voice is working. Send an email today to Premier O'Farrell and key Cabinet Ministers!
Help reserve the Ben Bullen State Forest.
The Ben Bullen State Forest is the western gateway to the Gardens of Stone area of NSW. The Gardens of Stone is a magnificant area of coloured escarpments, upland swamps, rock arches and pagodas that provide habitat for many endangered plants and wildlife.
This area is under threat from the Coalpac open-cut coal mine.
Right now, we have a unique opportunity to help protect the health of its environment, and the health of the communities that surround it by declaring Ben Bullen State Forest a State Conservation Area. Voice your support by sending an email today!
This community initiative by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society is supported by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Colong Foundation for Wilderness, Lithgow Environment Group, National Parks Association of NSW, Rivers SoS and The Wilderness Society NSW.
The Gillard Government has revealed they are slowing their plan to hand environmental powers to the States. This move will keep in place important protections for our iconic reefs, forests, wetlands and threatened wildlife.
But we’re not out of the woods yet. The Business Council of Australia is not taking this decision lying down. They are pushing the Federal government to continue down the path of weakening environmental laws so they can accelerate mining and other destructive development with little in their way. We cannot stand by and let this happen.
It is essential that the Prime Minister hears community support for the laws that protect the places we love - email Prime Minister Gillard today.
Recently, the Shooters and Fishers Party announced that they plan to introduce legislation to repeal the Native Vegetation Act 2003, the law that controls broadscale land clearing and regulates logging activities on private land.
This move represents a very real threat to one of our most important and hard won environmental laws.Premier O’Farrell has already shown that he is willing to make deals with the Shooters and Fishers, by opening up our national parks to hunting in exchange for their vote in the Upper House.
Now, more than ever, it’s essential that people like you and I speak up on behalf of our much loved native wildlife. It’s less than a decade since we won the campaign to end broadscale land clearing in New South Wales. We can, and must, stand up to defend this hard won victory for the environment.Take action today to defend our native wildlife and their habitat!
New South Wales is at a crossroads.
The nuclear industry is high cost, high risk and a direct threat to workers' safety and the long-term health of our environment and communities.
If you believe our shared energy future should be renewable - not radioactive - join us and sign the Uranium Free NSW Petition.