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News and updates

Stay up to date with our snapshot of what's making news in NSW National Parks.

For comprehensive news and media releases, please visit the media newsroom on the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) website.

  • 13 August 2015

    5-star dining for our native potoroos

    At the height of the exotic truffle season one of our native truffle gourmands, the threatened Long-nosed Potoroo, is also celebrating a bumper crop gorging on truffles in southern NSW forests.

  • 05 August 2015

    Fresh for spring in the Lachlan River

    Native fish in the Lachlan River will benefit from environmental watering this month. A total of 20,000 megalitres of environmental water is being delivered into a 500 kilometre stretch of the river between Booligal and the Great Cumbung Swamp.

  • 28 July 2015

    Rare whale needs whale of space

    A migrating southern right whale delighting Sydney sider’s over the past week has also prompted authorities to remind people to observe distance regulations for their own safety and that of the whale.

  • 24 July 2015

    Unattended campfires burn Blowering Foreshores

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is reminding visitors to properly extinguish campfires after four fires escaped in recent weeks, burning six hectares of grassland at the Blowering Foreshores.

  • 14 July 2015

    Mystery marsupial spotted at Nombinnie Nature Reserve

    National Parks and Wildlife Service staff are excited after a positive sighting of an endangered Kultarr in Nombinnie Nature Reserve in Central Western NSW - the first time the marsupial had been seen in that area for 20 years.

  • 27 June 2015

    NPWS hopeful little penguin colony now safe

    The fox that is believed to be responsible for the deaths of twenty-six little penguins at North Head has been killed overnight as part of an ongoing National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) operation to protect the last remaining little penguin colony on the NSW mainland.

  • 26 June 2015

    'Walk the Coast' series back for 2015

    North Coast trail walkers are being encouraged to join in the fitness and fun on one of the scenic coastal walks offered by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) as part of the ranger-guided Walk the Coast Series.

  • 23 June 2015

    Wedding Cake Rock on borrowed time

    Geotechnical investigations into the stability of the popular rock platform known as Wedding Cake Rock have confirmed the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s (NPWS) fears that all, or part of, the unique formation could collapse without warning.

  • 03 June 2015

    Building local government climate change resilience

    Grants of up to $80,000 to support NSW local government organisations adapt to climate change have been made available through the second round of the $1 million Building Resilience to Climate Change scheme.

  • 01 June 2015

    Upgrade of Cape Solander Drive starts

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has today commenced upgrading Cape Solander Drive in Kamay Botany Bay National Park to improve visitor access and safety to this popular destination.

  • 27 May 2015

    Little swiss penguin girls win hearts

    Two Swiss girls aged 9 and 11 have won the hearts of the locals and the gratitude of all Sydney-siders – including some of the city’s smallest, the little penguins. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager Michael Treanor praised the two girls, Anne-Sophie and Marie-Christine, for their efforts in raising almost $2000 towards little penguin protection during their time living in Manly.

  • 15 May 2015

    Wins for National Parks in annual National Trust Awards

    The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) today received multiple accolades at the annual National Trust Heritage Awards for its Convict Footprints project on the Old Great North Road, interpretation work at Toorale National Park and the reinstatement of the Kitchen Garden at Montague Island.

  • 12 May 2015

    Hunter community asked to help capture flood story

    The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, in conjunction with local Councils, has launched a community survey aimed at collecting information direct from community members relating to their experience of the recent flooding event that affected the Hunter Region.

  • 08 May 2015

    Wedge-tailed eagle being nursed back to health after captivity

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is delighted that a Wedge-tailed eagle, suspected of being illegally kept in captivity and potentially mistreated, has survived the important first month of recuperation after being rescued on 6 April from the Sandy Hill area east of Tenterfield. 

  • 06 May 2015

    Mallee dust storm blankets NSW

    Air quality across much of NSW is currently very poor as a vast dust storm drifts across the state severely limiting visibility in some areas.

  • 13 April 2015

    Nest boxes help natives return to Warrumbungles

    400 pre-fabricated nest boxes have been installed in the Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran, and visitors are needed to help check on wildlife returning to the park.

  • 31 March 2015

    Baby boom in Yanga wetlands

    A new generation of waterbirds will soon take flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have taken up residence in the park, establishing two rookeries where they have built their nests and are now raising their young.

  • 26 March 2015

    Parks Week - day in the bush near Woomargama

    Close to 100 people came together this month to celebrate Parks Week in the Blue Metal Travelling Stock Reserve near Woomargama National Park. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Discovery Rangers Shane Herrington and Talea Bulger offered hands on lessons in local Aboriginal culture.

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Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer