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National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)

Last updated: February 12, 2017

What Does National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Mean?

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is pat of the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage in Australia. The NPWS oversees more than 850 national parks and reserves covering more than 7 million hectares of land. This comprises about 8% of the land area of New South Wales. The NPWS is committed to the conservation of the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the environment that it oversees.

Safeopedia Explains National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)

The duties performed by the NPWS include, but are not limited to, the conservation of wildlife, the maintenance and upkeep of fire trails, statistical analysis of species in protected areas, the provision of assistance to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the mapping of protected zones and the combat of salinity and soil erosion.


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