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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Putting the squeeze on Canberra’s nature

Putting the squeeze on Canberra’s nature

Nature reserves have been in hot demand since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Yet new urban developments are still being built too close to areas that need protection. This World Environment Day, we need to reevaluate our relationship with the natural spaces right outside our doors.

Recovery for Namadgi National Park

Recovery for Namadgi National Park

Recovery planning and on-ground recovery efforts are still underway in Namadgi National Park despite disruptions as a result of the virus outbreak, and the role of community will continue to play an important part in recovery efforts.

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