Protect wildlife and your cat

The Conservation Council ACT Region is calling on the ACT Government to make it law that cats are contained 24 hours a day across the whole of Canberra by 2025.

Cats are a popular pet in Canberra and a valuable companion animal in many households. They are also predators and all cats, even those that are well fed, have natural hunting and chasing instincts. Research reveals that roaming pet cats are killing a significant and diverse range of native wildlife, threatening biodiversity in our Bush Capital. While some suburbs have already been declared cat containment areas, cats are allowed to roam in many other suburbs, even near nature reserves.

Write to Minister Chris Steel, MLA, asking the Government to implement Canberra-wide cat containment by 2025.

Recovery for Namadgi National Park

Recovery planning and on-ground recovery efforts are still underway in Namadgi National Park despite disruptions as a result of the virus outbreak, and the role of community will continue to play an important part in recovery efforts.

Namadgi extensively damaged, but showing pockets of hope

On Friday 6th March, Maddie Clegg, biodiversity campaigner from the Conservation Council, attended an assessment tour of Namadgi National Park, to see first-hand the impact of the fires this summer. The visit brought together representatives from local member groups,...

Snapshot: ACT State of the Environment Report 2019

Yesterday, the ACT State of the Environment Report 2019 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The Report, produced every 3-4 years by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, details how the ACT is performing on a number of environmental indicators,...

Supporter Survey 2020

Survey closes 11:59 PM on Sunday, 15 March It’s been a difficult summer for so many of our supporters in the way of fires or fighting fires, and Canberrans living under unhealthy bushfire smoke. Climate change impacts have certainly been front of mind, as we see the...

MEDIA RELEASE: Environment funding welcome and necessary

10 February 2020 MEDIA RELEASE Environment funding welcome and necessary “The Conservation Council ACT Region today welcomed an additional $7.8m over 4 years of Government funding for better environmental outcomes in the ACT announced as a mid-year budget boost,” said...

New guide reveals Ginninderry’s Treasures

The Conservation Council is proud to present 'Ginninderry Treasures', the sixth book in the Treasures of the ACT Region series. With contributions from a team of local knowledge experts, the beautiful booklet will help you explore the Aboriginal and European cultural...