Why we need cat containment

Why we need cat containment

The Conservation Council ACT Region welcomed the opportunity to comment on the Draft ACT Cat Plan 2019-29. As an advocate for the environment in the ACT region, the negative impact of roaming domestic cats and feral cats on our local wildlife has been of ongoing...
We need to rethink plastics in the ACT

We need to rethink plastics in the ACT

The ACT Government is holding community and business information sessions on its proposal to tackle single-use plastics in the ACT. These sessions form part of the ACT government’s consultations on its Phasing out single-use plastics discussion paper. Although...
Was this really a Budget for a climate emergency?

Was this really a Budget for a climate emergency?

When Chief Minister Andrew Barr delivered Tuesday’s ACT Budget, he seemed upbeat about what the ACT Government was delivering for the Territory – jobs, economic growth, and expansive planning to ensure our city meets the needs of an increasing population. However, the...
Contained cats are happier cats

Contained cats are happier cats

On 26 March 2019, the Conservation Council held an Environment Exchange on cat containment in the ACT. The Conservation Council’s holds the position that all of Canberra should have cat containment by 2025, with due consideration given to the protection of...