Nature and Waterways
As the ‘bush capital’ Canberra is fortunate to host some of the most amazing wildlife and landscapes in Australia. But the triple planetary crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change, and pollution means that we have more to lose than ever before.
Over 100 Australian species are now listed as either extinct or extinct in the wild. Across the country, there are more non-native plants than native ones. Rivers, the lifeblood of inland landscapes like Canberra are drying up, and land is being cleared at alarming rates.
The ACT is not immune to this. Approximately 6.2% of Canberra’s mature trees have been removed in the past 5 years; our beloved faunal emblem, the Gang-gang Cockatoo is endangered; and our natural areas are at increasing risk of pest plants and animals.
Join us in working to protect our region’s amazing nature
Keen to get involved? Join the Biodiversity Working Group
Biodiversity Working Group is chaired by Hugh Coppell and meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5.30pm. Biodiversity Working Group is open to anyone interested in biodiversity including member groups, staff and board members. To become involved please contact Elle.
Through discussions with member groups we have identified issues for submissions on consultation on the Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016. 1. Contradiction /inconsistency between Objectives […]
Here are our policies on biodiversity conservation in the lead up to the ACT Election to be held 15 October 2016: Context About 99% of natural grassland and 95% of Yellow Box-Red […]
Natural Temperate Grassland of the South Eastern Highlands, a critically endangered ecological community (EPBC Act) In April 2016 the previously listed Natural Temperate Grassland of the Southern Tablelands of NSW […]