Latest Environment, Energy and Science media releases

Improved access to McBrides Beach in Booti Booti National Park

Visitors can now enjoy a short stroll to the remote and beautiful McBrides Beach in Booti Booti National Park with the completion of a new walking track.

  • 18 Jan 2021

NPWS staff recognised for bushfire efforts

Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to over 200 NPWS Southern Ranges Branch staff for their efforts fighting the dreadful 2019-20 bush fires that swept the region.

  • 31 Dec 2020

Prioritise safety and respect for Worimi country this summer holidays

People are being asked to drive safely, tread softly and adhere to COVID-19 restrictions when visiting the much-loved Aboriginal-owned Worimi Conservation Lands in the Port Stephens area this summer.

  • 24 Dec 2020

Bogong biscuits bring sweet relief for mountain pygmy-possums

Primary schools throughout the Snowy Mountains of NSW have partnered with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species (SoS) program and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to bake Bogong moth biscuits.

  • 23 Dec 2020

Fire brings plant population back from brink

A rare plant found only in the Manning Valley has awed researchers, after its population increased from just 600 to more than 20,000 plants after the summer 2019-20 bushfires.

  • 18 Dec 2020

Latest ministerial media releases

'Dinosaur tree' declared Asset of Intergenerational Significance (NSW)

The NSW Government has announced the Wollemi pines, in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, will be the first site in the State to be declared an Asset of Intergenerational Significance.

  • 15 Jan 2021

Wild horse survey reinforces population control must continue

The NSW Government has released the final report of a Spring 2020 survey showing just over 14,000 wild horses call the Kosciuszko National Park home. Environment Minister Matt Kean has welcomed the new data saying the results reinforced the need to manage the horse population through approaches including passive trapping and re-homing.

  • 13 Jan 2021

New plan to turn back the tide of extinction

Environment Minister Matt Kean today unveiled plans to turn back the tide of extinctions by more than tripling the area of feral cat and fox-free land in the state’s national parks.

  • 18 Dec 2020

Rare numbats reintroduced to NSW national park

The numbat, one of Australia's most unique marsupials and a species rarer than the giant panda, has been reintroduced to a NSW national park for the first time.

  • 03 Dec 2020

New parks protecting ancient culture

The NSW Government is handing back more than 15,000 hectares of land to Aboriginal owners in the State’s central west which will be reserved to form the new Mt Grenfell National Park and the Mt Grenfell State Conservation Area.

  • 01 Dec 2020