The Conservation Council ACT Region is the leading environmental advocacy organisation and hub for community groups in Canberra.
Shaping a Sustainable
Our vision is for a healthy planet for humans and all other life, where nature is protected and communities respect and live in harmony with the environment. Our mission is to protect nature and create a safe climate future in the ACT and region.
A proposed road at the Canberra Airport is threatening the future for the Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon. Despite its tiny stature - measuring less than 150 millimetres long and weighing 5–9 grams - this lizard is causing a stir as conservationists take a stand to...
The ACT Government has released its response to the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment's investigation into wood heater policy. The Government has now endorsed a plan to phase-out wood heaters in the ACT by 2045. The Conservation Council ACT Region...
Some of the species that are currently favoured as garden and landscape plants are establishing a toehold in Canberra's natural areas. A major issue is that some of these "sleeper" or emerging weed species are still being recommended to be planted by information...
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The Environmental and Climate Justice sector and space is predominantly occupied by White ideals and perspectives. This lack of inclusion and diversity means that First Nations and People of Colour occupying the Climate and Environment space face cultural unsafety, lack of leadership opportunities, microaggressions and outright exclusion.
Conservation Council acknowledges its role and responsibility to undertake growth and learning as an organisation to exemplify the values of justice, equity and inclusion.
Our first action towards this commitment is prioritising training and networking opportunities. Jahnavi, our Communications Manager and a Woman of Colour, is undertaking professional development with Democracy in Colour’s Climate Justice Program.
We campaign for a safe climate, to protect biodiversity in our urban and natural areas, to protect and enhance our waterways, reduce waste, and promote sustainable transport and planning for our city.
Working in the ACT and region to influence governments and build widespread support within the community and business, we put forward evidence-based solutions and innovative ideas for how we can live sustainably.
Nature and Waterways
Resources & Waste
Protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block Community forum
Right here our woodlands, grasslands and habitat for wildlife are facing potential destruction as the ACT Government has flagged plans for the Territory’s urban footprint to expand to the west of the city, this is known as the Western Edge Investigation Area.
Join the Conservation Council on the evening of the 3rd October for a community forum to learn about the Western Edge Investigation Area and how you can protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block. We’ll hear from a range of speakers and join in a panel discussion.
Protect Lawson Grasslands – Monthly Community Protest at DHA Office
Defence Housing Australia has plans to build over Lawson Grasslands which would destroy the habitat of our endangered and precious wildlife including the Golden Sun Moth and Gang-gang cockatoo.
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