“Globally, one million species are endangered in the coming decades, and as international biodiversity negotiations continue, everyone needs to set high goals.”
Keane compares the zero extinction target with his net zero emission target.
“But our plans are not just about goals, but about actions,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Keane has declared 221 sites in New South Wales’ national parks “important assets for generations.”
The label was first attached to the rare Wallemi Pine Forest in January.
This designation means that the government can protect the site from wildfires and take additional steps to protect the site for future generations.
These areas are home to wildlife, wildfires and species at risk of climate change.
The protected area covers 110 national parks and more than 300,000 hectares, accounting for almost 4 percent of the total national park complex.
Species covered by the plan include brush-tailed rock wallabies found in seven protected locations.
There are less than 10 wallabies in the Warun Bangles in the western part of the state.
Fifteen popular koala sites are also receiving new protection.
A total of 27 species of animals, including 13 mammals, 4 birds, 7 frogs and 3 reptiles, and 66 plants, including Wollemia pine, are protected.
Endangered mammals in New South Wales are protected under a new list
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