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.
The protection of critically-endangered ecological communities is what sits at the heart of the fight to protect Lawson Grasslands from Defence Housing Australia’s proposed housing development project. At the Federal election this issue was given local prominence as a defence housing project was drawn into the election battle in a bid to save Canberra’s (often overlooked) grasslands.
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Join us on May 7 at the Community Rally to call for the protection of Lawson grasslands.
Call on Federal Election candidates to stop DHA’s proposed housing development over critically-endangered grasslands at housing at Lawson North.
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Especially for kids! Discover Canberra's amazing nature on a guided walk. The Conservation Council is hosting three walks as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage...