NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service play an essential role in the conservation of our state’s biodiversity.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service play an essential role in the conservation of our state’s biodiversity. Parks and reserves offer physical protection to endangered wildlife, while conservation and research programs target particular Australian native plants, animals and ecosystems under threat. Weeding and pest animal programs, many of which involve community volunteers, contribute enormously to the restoration of native habitats. Fire management strategies are developed for each park to protect life and Aboriginal cultural and historic heritage sites.
How NSW National Parks protects biodiversity
Today, we’re at risk of losing nearly 1000 of our state’s native animals and plants. That’s why the NSW Government established Saving our Species (SoS). Saving our Species is the main threatened species conservation program in NSW. It’s also the biggest conservation commitment ever made in NSW.
Invasive species threaten biodiversity in NSW national parks. In NSW, weeds and pest animals have been identified as the next biggest threat to Australian native plants and Australian animals after land clearing.
Through fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, rapid response firefighting and community alerts, NSW National Parks works to protect life and property.
NSW National Parks plays a key role in the protection, conservation and management of our state’s biodiversity and research is a crucial element.