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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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.

New guide reveals Ginninderry’s Treasures

New guide reveals Ginninderry’s Treasures

The Conservation Council is proud to present 'Ginninderry Treasures', the sixth book in the Treasures of the ACT Region series. With contributions from a team of local...

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