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Draft code of practice for flying-foxes

Topic: Environment

The Office of Environment and Heritage is seeking feedback on the Draft Code of Practice Authorising Flying-fox Camp Management Actions.

What's this about?

Flying-foxes are protected in NSW by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Managers of public land, including local councils, work with communities to manage flying-fox camps that are affecting people’s enjoyment of the land.

Currently, public land managers need a biodiversity conservation licence to act in or near flying-fox camps to reduce the impact of camps on nearby communities.

The Office of Environment has prepared a draft code of practice. It defines the standards required for the effective and humane management of flying-fox camps.

If actions required by councils and other public land managers to manage a flying-fox camp are consistent with the code, then a licence will not be required.

Have your say

There are three ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 7 June 2018.

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