Protecting Canberra’s nature
The 2019 United Nations report on biodiversity identified that up to one million species globally face extinction in coming decades. Australia is not immune, with 1,600 species that are currently threatened.
The ACT is home to two critically-endangered ecological communities with 52 threatened species. Natural Temperate Grasslands and Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodlands are especially important given their national significance, as well as their intrinsic value and amenity they bring to our city.
Threatened by urban development, invasive species and climate change, these areas of conservation value in the ACT should now be protected.
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Tuesday September 7th is National Threatened Species Day and the Conservation Council ACT Region is putting the spotlight on one of Canberra’s threatened species – the critically endangered Golden Sun Moth.
While the rest of us are twiddling our thumbs in lockdown, Canberra’s Gang-gang Cockatoos are busily heeding the arrival of Spring by preparing for their breeding season…
(Pic: Big spotty, South Brooman State Forest, NCC) Canberrans are passionate about the south coast of NSW - the forests and the beaches have a special place in our hearts. The south coast forests are truly amazing, featuring a diverse combination of eucalypt forests...
The ACT Cat Plan is a step in the right direction for Canberra’s wildlife.
The Conservation Council have launched a new guide for primary school children and their families about the ACT’s natural environment.
ACT Natural Resource Management Plan
Wednesday 5 May, 5-6pm
Conservation Council office