Bush Buds: Discover the wonder of Canberra’s nature!

Canberra is known as the Bush Capital for a reason. We are lucky to share the Territory with many amazing plants and animals – some found nowhere else on earth! But our nature is in trouble. The world is facing an extinction crisis and now, more than ever, the plants and animals that make the Territory special need a friend.

Join us in calling for Canberra’s political decision makers to adopt a Bush Bud,  learn about the nature that makes our region so special and commit to its protection. Find fact sheets for over 30 threatened species from our region below.

Find the fact sheet for your favourite species and learn about what makes your Buddy special.

Keep your eyes out for walks with local experts to connect with nature, learn more threatened species in our region and what you can do to protect them!

Click on the image of the species to access the fact sheet. 

Alpine Tree Frog

Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon

Gang Gang Cockatoo

Golden Sun Moth

Hooded Robin

Murray River Crayfish

Pink-tailed Worm-lizard

Small Ant-blue Butterfly

Striped Legless Lizard

Tarengo Leek Orchid

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Eastern Bettong

Ginninderra Peppercress

Greater Glider

Macquarie Perch

Northern Corroboree Frog

Regent Honeyeater

Southern Brown Bandicoot

Superb Parrot

Two-spined Blackfish

Button Wrinklewort

Eastern Quoll

Glossy Black Cockatoo

Grey-headed Flying Fox

Murray River Cod

Perunga Grasshopper

Scarlet Robin

Spotted Tail Quoll

Swift Parrot

Yellow Spotted Bell Frog

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