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.

Latest news

MEDIA RELEASE: 2021-22 climate and environment budget lopsided

MEDIA RELEASE: 2021-22 climate and environment budget lopsided

The Conservation Council ACT Region cautiously welcomed funding for climate action and the environment announced today by the ACT Government, though has raised concerns that some of the biggest-ticket items in the Budget will deliver little in the way of emissions reductions.

Threatened Species Day 2021

Threatened Species Day 2021

This National Threatened Species Day, help bring attention to the critically endangered species of the ACT – the Golden Sun Moth.

South coast forests still under threat

South coast forests still under threat

(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...

JOIN US to help shape a sustainable future.