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.
Would you like to encourage voluntary cat containment in your neighbourhood? Perhaps you live close to a nature reserve and the protection of sensitive wildlife is...
In May 2019, the ACT Legislative Assembly declared a state of climate emergency noting that “globally, nationally and locally, human induced climate change is...
We welcomed the opportunity to comment on the Draft ACT Cat Plan 2019-29. Read what we urged the ACT Government to do in our submission here.
5 April 2019 Draft cat plan up for discussion The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed today’s release of the Draft ACT Cat Plan, and encouraged the community...
Our recent Environment Exchange on cat containment foreshadowed the newly released draft Cat Plan. Canberra needs cat containment across all suburbs by 2025 to help protect native wildlife, and cats.
The Conservation Council ACT Region has joined with other groups through the Australian Forest Climate Alliance in endorsing this position statement. Position Statement on Forest Biomass Energy We share a vision of a world in which thriving natural forests play a significant role in tackling climate change and contribute to a clean, healthy, just and […]