Let’s get wild
Did you know we have native animals in NSW that are extinct in the wild and can only be sighted interstate or in captivity?
However, thanks to continual efforts in conservation, Australian mammals like the Greater Bilby, the Numbat and the Western Quoll are being reintroduced into the State's National Parks following a historic new agreement between the NSW Government and Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC).
The AWC, in partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, will introduce at least 12 mammals believed to be extinct in NSW. The Pilliga National Park-Pilliga State Conservation Area and Mallee Cliffs National Park are intended locations for the release, as well as a 5000 hectare predator-free area in the Pilliga.
The NSW government has committed $40 million to rewilding our National Parks in addition to the $100 million already provided to the Saving our Species program, which aims to secure more threatened species in the wild over the next 100 years.