Environment Minister Mark Speakman, Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair and Member for
Bega Andrew Constance today announced the establishment of four new Flora Reserves on the NSW Far South Coast,
which will provide protection to the last known local koala population.
Preparations for an ecological burn in the unique Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath within Arakwal National Park continue as part of the Restoration Management Plan for the threatened endangered ecological community.
Snapping a few shots while sightseeing in the Warrumbungle National Park just got a whole lot more important, with the Office of Environment and Heritage hoping holidaying citizens can help them out with scientific research.
Sydney Harbour National Park is set to go off with a bang this New Year’s Eve as tickets go on sale today for a number of unique harbour-side locations including Clark Island, Shark Island, Bradleys Head and Nielsen Park.
Celebrating National Threatened Species Day 2015, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage today launched an online survey tool making it easier for communities to record sightings of the Superb Parrot, one of the state’s most magnificent, but threatened bird species.
A rare sighting of a young Koala was recorded last week by a local family near their property on Dr George Mountain Road, between Bega and Tathra. Excited by the unique sighting of a Koala this far south, the family took photos and reported the sighting to the local Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).
With spring just around the corner, Muogamarra Nature Reserve has opened its doors to the public until 20 September 2015, showcasing an amazing collection of botanical treasures and native plant species. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager, Michele Cooper said Muogamarra Nature Reserve is the Secret Garden of NSW.
Visitors to Fitzroy Falls National Parks and Wildlife Centre will be treated to a stunning display of birds of prey photographs and talks by Australian Raptor Care and Conservation Incexternal link. experts throughout September.
A contingent of Australian and New Zealand emergency services and land management personnel, including five NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) fire experts departed for the United States on Sunday 23 August.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will use the recent run of mild and dry weather to continue its program of hazard reduction burns in national parks across the Sydney metropolitan, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions.
Widespread recent rain in the catchment is providing a much welcomed and very timely flow in the Macquarie River, adding value to the winter environmental water release currently flowing in the Macquarie 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.
One of the largest collections of stone artefacts in Western NSW has been catalogued by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and repatriated to Wellington Local Aboriginal Land Council (WLALC) for display.
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.
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.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) recently met with the mountain biking community to discuss the next stages of development of the popular Serrata and Gahnia mountain bike tracks at Bantry Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On World Wildlife Day the Office of Environment and Heritage shares information about a new technique for gathering information about one of the country’s most endangered reptiles which inhabits the native grasslands of the ACT and the Monaro south of Queanbeyan.