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.

Reimagining our Urban Waterways: Environment Exchange

The Conservation Council hosted another Environment Exchange on Thursday, July 30th on the topic of ‘reimagining our urban waterways’. Guest speakers Dr Fiona Dyer, Kate Harriden and Plaxy McCulloch each provided interesting insights into how we currently perceive and...

New book celebrates natural history of Canberra icon

It is exciting to say that 23rd July 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Black Mountain becoming a conservation reserve. It is even more exciting to say that Ian Fraser and Rosemary Purdie have written a wonderful book, Black Mountain a natural history of a Canberra icon,...

MEDIA RELEASE: Assembly support on trees welcome

18th June 2020 MEDIA RELEASE  Assembly support on trees welcome The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed the shared focus from Members of the Legislative Assembly on Canberra’s urban forest and trees today, as it reflects the community’s desire to see a...

Putting the squeeze on Canberra’s nature

Nature reserves have been in hot demand since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Yet new urban developments are still being built too close to areas that need protection. This World Environment Day, we need to reevaluate our relationship with the natural spaces right outside our doors.

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.