NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the first national park agency in Australia to set a zero extinctions target, and one of the first in the world.
Around 85% of the approximately 900 threatened species in NSW are found in our protected parks and reserves. Find out what we're doing to ensure our parks are a permanent stronghold for threatened species conservation and recovery, and see how you can help.
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Over 250 Assets of Intergenerational Significance (AIS) areas have been declared in our parks as home to the most threatened animal and plant habitat, giving them extra legal protections.
Each year, NPWS acquires land for our parks system to include a wide variety of ecosystems, environments, plants and animals, and places important to people. This helps to protect biodiversity and cultural heritage
Invasive weeds and pest animal species threaten our native animals and plants and can harm the environment. Find out what we're doing to manage these threats, and how you can help.
Discover threatened species stories and experiences
Discover some of the rare and remarkable animals, plants and habitats that make Border Ranges National Park special, with our interactive 360-degree experiences.
The incredible Wollemi pine has been around for over 90 million years. This 'living fossil' is one of the world's oldest and rarest plants. With less than 50 adult trees known to exist in the wild, it's protected as an Asset of Intergenerational Significance.
Australia has the worst mammal extinction record in the world. By establishing feral predator-free areas we're working to reduce the extinction risk for 33 locally extinct species, including the bilby, and help secure a further 45 existing threatened species.
More than a million species worldwide are threatened with extinction. Our protected areas provide vital refuge from the impacts of feral animals, altered fire regimes, climate change and other threats.