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Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: New South Wales Government
Date: 1993 (with a different name)
Sub Category:State Government
Location:New South Wales, Australia
URL: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) has primary responsibility for implementing the environmental legislation and policies of the New South Wales Government. This includes the management of over 600 national parks and other conservation reserves, which are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, a unit within the Department. Since the 1990s, an increasing number of national parks within the state are managed in accordance with joint management agreements with Aboriginal owners.

The staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service have committed to a set of principles contained in a Statement of Reconciliation. These include greater involvement by Aboriginal people in the joint management of parks and reserves and future heritage, conservation and environmental impact assessment processes. The Statement acknowledges the importance of learning from and respecting Aboriginal cultural and intellectual property in formulating and implementing management strategies (Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) 2008).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Githabul People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW)
  • Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) - Formerly known as

  • References

    General Reference
    Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) (November 2007) "Statement of Reconciliation"
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (23 May 2006) Biamanga and Gulaga national parks return to Aboriginal ownership
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (31 January 2005) Regional offices
    Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) (August 2008) "Aboriginal Country"
    Media Release
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (3 February 2006) Formal handback of Biamanga and Gulaga national parks to Aboriginal community
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (31 March 2006) Handback of Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks to Aboriginal community to be explained at Bega open day
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (30 March 2007) Historical agreement with Central Coast Aboriginal groups
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (6 May 2006) Historic handback of national parks to traditional owners
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (16 March 2004) NPWS enters into memorandum of understanding with Aboriginal community for Pilliga Nature Reserve
    NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (26 June 2007) Pilliga Nature Reserve partnership celebrates five years of cooperation

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