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Authorities remind Figure Eight Pool visitors of dangers of the sea

Media release: 5 February 2016 The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) are urging people who are planning on visiting Figure Eight Pools in Royal National Park to heed all ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEH16020501.htm05 Feb 16

Merimbula�™s dugong to be released to Moreton Bay

Media release: 4 February 2016 A dugong that was rescued last month from Merimbula Lake on NSW�™s Far South Coast will today be released to Queensland�™s Moreton Bay. Craig Dickmann, Merimbula-based ranger from the NSW ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16020401.htm04 Feb 16

Endangered Southern Bell Frogs back at Yarradda Lagoon

Media release: 2 February 2016  Leaping into World Wetlands Day 2016 is the endangered Southern Bell Frog, turning up for the first time in nearly 40 years at Yarradda Lagoon following successive environmental water delivery events. The ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16020201.htm02 Feb 16

Award-winning environmental education program launches classroom version for teachers

Media release: 28 January 2016 Fun bug hunts, playground prowls, invertebrate investigations and Aboriginal bush lessons are just a few schoolyard activities from a new ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16012801.htm28 Jan 16

Merimbula's dugong relocated

Media release: 21 January 2016   A dugong that has been seen at Merimbula Lake since last November has been safety caught and is being relocated to Queensland following growing concerns about the animal�™s welfare. Marine mammal experts entered Merimbula Lake early this morning and ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHmedia210115.htm21 Jan 16

Must see Sydney Harbour tours - new series of summer experiences unveiled

Media release: 18 January 2016 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has created an eclectic range of events that showcase the beauty, history and diversity of Sydney�™s world-class ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16011801.htm18 Jan 16

Seeking community thoughts on planned threatened species work in NSW

Media release: 15 January 2016 Are you interested in saving the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, a small agile marsupial with a distinctive bushy tail? Or the strikingly marked Malleefowl, a ground-dwelling bird known ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16011501.htm15 Jan 16

One step closer to an extended Thredbo Valley Track

Media release: 11 January 2016 An extension to the popular Thredbo Valley Track is now one step closer following approval of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) project that will create a world-class mountain biking and hiking ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16011101.htm11 Jan 16

NPWS: stay off coastal rock platforms

Media release: 9 January 2016 The National Parks and Wildlife Service is reminding people to stay off rock platforms in national parks along the NSW coastline as hazardous surf conditions prevail throughout the weekend. NPWS Area Manager Kane Weeks said people should not ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16010901.htm09 Jan 16

Bongil Picnic Area open for use

Media release: 8 January 2016 Bongil Picnic Area near Bonville, in Bongil Bongil National Park, has recently undergone an upgrade by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). NPWS Area Manager Glenn Storrie said works include improved picnic shelters and extensive landscaping ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHmedia16010801.htm08 Jan 16