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Environmental Defence Fund

EDO NSW (Environmental Defenders Office Ltd)

As you know, in recent weeks the NSW Government has passed legislation that changes the way we will manage biodiversity in NSW, and it's not good news for the environment.

The NSW land management and biodiversity reforms will:

But even though the biodiversity and local land services bills have been passed, many of the details on how to implement these laws have not yet been decided. This means we still have a lot of work to do. Please make a tax deductible donation to our work today.

Our work, and the work of the community, to protect our unique biodiversity needs to be underpinned by strong environmental laws. The new laws fall a long way short of what is needed. But we still have a chance to shape how these laws are implemented.

We need you with us to protect endangered wildlife, bushland and sustainable farming practices.

It is vital that EDO NSW is able to continue to provide expert, independent analysis of our laws and how they are implemented, and we need your help to ensure the information gets to those who need it.

We know that you're as concerned as we are about the missed opportunity to address the most significant threats to biodiversity such as land clearing and climate change. However, there is still an opportunity to improve the detail underpinning these laws before they come into effect.

Here's what we'll do in the first half of 2017:

  • Provide recommendations on the new Biodiversity Conservation Regulation, which needs to create red lights for development that impacts on our critically endangered species.
  • Recommend amendments to local land service regulations to ensure they prevent a return to broad scale land clearing.
  • Act on any suspected illegal clearing reported by community members to our environmental law advice line.
  • Provide input to the NSW Government's testing of the new Biodiversity Assessment Method, which will determine how the impacts of development on biodiversity are managed.
  • Make recommendations for the new State Environmental Planning Policy that is going to decide the fate of urban vegetation and biodiversity.

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

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Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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