Latest OEH media releases

Researchers play cupid with old-style courtship to entice rare native mice to breed

A nice meal and flowers may not get the girl in the age of online dating, but threatened species researchers have had success using these old-fashioned romance techniques to help save one of New South Wales's critically endangered species, the smoky mouse.

  • 21 Nov 2017

Vandalism causes destruction of shorebird nest at Congo

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is appealing for information on the destruction of a shorebird nesting site at Congo Beach, just south of Moruya.

  • 20 Nov 2017

Repair works to close Watkins Road, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be temporarily closing Watkins Road in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area to undertake road works

  • 20 Nov 2017

Thredbo Valley Track commended in ACT Tourism Awards

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has been commended for the remarkable Thredbo Valley Track in Kosciuszko National Park at the ACT Region Tourism Awards, held in Canberra on Friday 17 November.

  • 20 Nov 2017

Have your say on priorities for NSW land conservation

Public consultation has commenced on continued planning for future NSW national park additions as well as the NSW Government's investment in private land conservation.

  • 17 Nov 2017

Latest ministerial media releases

Rare koala sightings in Dharug National Park

Two koalas have been spotted on night-vision cameras in the Dharug National Park, making them the first confirmed koala sightings in the area for decades.

  • 25 Oct 2017

Sirius apartment building

The Sirius apartment building in The Rocks will not be listed on the State Heritage register.

  • 25 Oct 2017

Free national parks vehicle entry on 8 October

Vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 04 Oct 2017

NSW beaches looking good

This year’s annual beaches scorecard rated 84 per cent of NSW swimming sites as Good or Very Good, slightly higher than last year’s result of 83 per cent, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 02 Oct 2017

18th century relic anchored in new home

An anchor dating back to when the French Navy explored our coastline will soon be back on display for all to see, NSW Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

  • 19 Sep 2017