Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW)
|Binomial Name: ||New South Wales Government|
|Date: ||1993 (with a different name)|
|Sub Category:||State Government|
|State/Country:||New South Wales, Australia|
|Summary Information: |
|The Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) has primary responsibility for implementing the environmental legislation and policies of the New South Wales Government. This includes the management of over 600 national parks and other conservation reserves, which are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, a unit within the Department. Since the 1990s, an increasing number of national parks within the state are managed in accordance with joint management agreements with Aboriginal owners.
The staff of the National Parks and Wildlife Service have committed to a set of principles contained in a Statement of Reconciliation. These include greater involvement by Aboriginal people in the joint management of parks and reserves and future heritage, conservation and environmental impact assessment processes. The Statement acknowledges the importance of learning from and respecting Aboriginal cultural and intellectual property in formulating and implementing management strategies (Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW) 2008).|