IFAW statement in response to Labor priorities for the future of NSW environment

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015

(18 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Labor’s commitment to protecting native wildlife included in its ‘Plan for Our Environment’ announced yesterday. 

 

Luke Foley's pledge to fully explore alternatives to Section 10 of the Pacific Highway Upgrade to protect a nationally-significant koala population is particularly welcome, along with the pledge to create a series of koala reserves in NSW including a Koala National Park.

 

IFAW also welcomes the recognition of the work of voluntary wildlife rescuers in pledging $4m to support their work, something that IFAW has been calling for.

 

IFAW would like to see similar commitments from the Liberal party, who have yet to outline their plans for protecting native wildlife in the next parliament.

 

‘With less than 10 days to the election, it’s time for Mike Baird to say how he’ll protect wild koalas.’ Said Josey Sharrad, Native Wildlife Campaigner at IFAW.

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