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.

Election result a win for the environment and climate change

Election result a win for the environment and climate change

Saturday’s ACT Election outcome reflects that Canberrans right across the city value our natural environment and take seriously the challenge of climate change, signalling that these issues are important throughout our community, “ said Helen Oakey, Executive Director of the Conservation Council ACT Region.

Take action for healthy urban environments

Take action for healthy urban environments

Canberra’s trees and waterways are vital for our wildlife, our health and the climate. The urban forest is ageing, and many of our waterways are facing challenges from pollution, invasive species and altered flows. To enjoy a green and liveable city, we must invest in...

Take action to protect our natural environment

Take action to protect our natural environment

Our biodiversity faces many threats, yet the ACT Government has not yet committed to protect all areas with conservation values or mitigate against threats like roaming cats. The ACT hosts the largest remaining remnants of Grassy-Box Woodlands and Native Temperate...