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National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: New South Wales Government
Sub Category:State Government
Location:New South Wales, Australia
URL: http://www.npws.nsw.gov.au/index.html
Summary Information:
The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the government agency responsible for developing and maintaining the parks and reserve system, and conserving natural and cultural heritage, in the State of New South Wales, Australia. The NPWS falls within the portfolio of the New South Wales Minister for the Environment. The Director-General of the NPWS is responsible to the Minister.

The NPWS was established in 1967 to administer a fledgling system of national parks. Since then, its responsibilities have been greatly expanded and it now manages over five million hectares of parks and reserves - more than six per cent of all land in NSW. It also manages a variety of protected areas, including national parks, nature reserves, Aboriginal areas, historic sites, state recreation areas and regional parks.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Kinchega National Park Memorandum of Understanding - Signatory
  • Mutawintji Lease Agreement
  • Mungo National Park Joint Management Agreement - Signatory
  • Mt Grenfell Lease: Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council Lease to the Minister for the Environment
  • Oxygen Farm Conservation Agreement
  • Cudbugga Creek Voluntary Conservation Agreement
  • Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks Land Transfer
  • La Perouse 'Youth Haven - Keeping Young People Safe' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Pilliga Nature Reserve - Signatory
  • Tumut 'Heritage, Healthy Living and Stronger Families' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) - Signatory
  • Bundjalung People of Byron Bay Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA 2)
  • Organisation
  • Director-General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
  • Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW)
  • Event
  • Statement of Reconciliation from Staff of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • People
  • Minister for the Environment (New South Wales)
  • Place
  • Arakwal National Park
  • Mungo National Park
  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park

  • References

    Media Release
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2004) Voluntary Conservation Agreement Signed at Cudbugga Creek
    Resource
    New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service - Department of Environment and Conservation, (2004) Mt Grenfell Lease: Cobar Local Aboriginal Land Council Lease to the Minister for the Environment
    Oxygen Farm (1995) Plan of Management for Lands Subject to Voluntary Conservation Agreement: 'Oxygen Farm'

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