IFAW statement in response to NSW Government pledge of $100 million for native species protection

Friday, 20 March, 2015

(20 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the announcement today by NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes that the Liberals will put $100 million towards threatened species protection if re-elected in the upcoming election.

 

“These resources are much-needed for New South Wales’s threatened species. However, it will take more than just money to prevent their further decline. It also needs robust policies that safeguard important habitats for these animals, protecting them from land-clearing and inappropriate development. This money is a good start but it will be Liberal policies that ultimately determine their commitment to the state’s wildlife.”  Said Josey Sharrad, Native Wildlife Campaigner at IFAW.

 

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