Submissions on a range of nature conservation issues and protected area management plans are available for download here:
Future management of Monarto Crown Lands Submission: Dec 2013
Comments on draft Management Plan for Eastern Eyre Peninsula Parks: Aug 2013
240 ha of precious coastal vegetation along SA's iconic Limestone Coast is proposed to be destroyed to make way for a 36 hole luxury golf course.
A diverse and important connection to the Little Dip Conservation Park, it lies in a coastal conservation zone, and provides important habitat for a range of native plants and animals.
The NCSSA believes that this would be a serious act of environmental vandalism and urges you to write to your local State Member of Parliament to urge that this development not go ahead.
The draft Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds provides a useful framework for strengthening measures to protect migratory waders and their habitat. We support the inclusion of a detailed description of the threats to migratory shorebirds, clear definitions of important habitat for migratory shorebirds and a detailed, prioritised table of actions required against each objective. We recommend that further details be included on the implementation of identified actions and a demonstrated commitment by the Australian Government to provide adequate resources to support ongoing population monitoring and implementation of the Plan. We also strongly recommend that the plan makes a commitment to no net loss of important shorebird habitat and recognises the significant impact of the cumulative effects of multiple threats.
The Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources is developing a management plan for the South Para Parks, incorporating:
- Para Wirra Recreation Park
- Hale Conservation Park
- Warren Conservation Park and
- Sandy Creek Conservation Park
The NCSSA provided comments on the Biodiversity and Visitor Use Discussion Papers that will guide development of the management plan for the South Para Parks.