Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation Act must strengthen protections for nature. But in May 2016, Premier Baird released his blueprint for stripping away our strongest nature conservation laws. We have lodged a submission guide expressing our strong opposition to any weakening of hard-won laws that endeavour to protect our natural environment.
People have until 28 June 2016 to make a submission on the changes.
We have joined forces with other conservation organisations as part of the Stand Up For Nature Alliance to campaign to retain strong environmental protections. Alliance partners include: WWF Australia, The Wilderness Society, The National Trust, Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Total Environment Centre, National Parks Association of NSW, Humane Society International, WIRES, Colong Foundation for Wilderness.
Visit the Stand Up For Nature website for more information and resources and to sign the petition.