“Ian Cohen is a strong, energetic and principled voice for the environment. As a member of the NSW Parliament for the Greens he was an unstinting supporter of the efforts of NSW conservation groups. In Parliament he advanced environmental causes using every tool at his disposal. Ian wasn’t just an extraordinary protester, it is due to him that hundreds of our laws are stronger, and 100,000 hectares of Red Gum National Parks were created.” 

—  Andrew Cox, former Executive Officer National Parks Association 2000-2009