Aborigines managed the land with a light touch for tens of thousands of years and we need to do likewise. Namadgi National Park was established to ensure the conservation of the natural values of the ACT and the purity of Canberra’s drinking water and air quality.
On our watch no more animals or plants should be threatened with extinction and we should do our best to restore those that have been exterminated under European stewardship. No other state or territory can boast that nearly half their land area is protected by law with special areas under international covenants such as RAMSAR. Namadgi is part of the Alpine National Park stretching through NSW and Victoria and Canberra Nature Park complements the national park and should provide connectivity throughout Canberra for plants and animals, especially under the threat of climate change. NPA is dedicated to ensuring that the area’s natural and cultural values are conserved for future generations.