Our Mission

Since 2002 Nature Conservation has worked to design and develop effective and sustainable solutions to key environmental challenges facing the Margaret River region, south-west Australia. Formerly known as the Cape to Cape Catchments Group, the organisation leverages the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment. It does this by combining grassroots community support with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives.

Nature Conservation is committed to community consultation, collaborative partnerships and an apolitical, results-oriented approach to conservation. It encourages and facilitates community engagement in caring for terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems essential to the health and resilience of the Margaret River region environment.

Our Programs at a glance

People for Nature

Inspiring and supporting environmental stewardship

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Conserving the Margaret River

Protecting the unique values of the Margaret River

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Caring for Coast

Supporting community efforts to protect coastal ecosystems

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Coordinated Weed Control

Controlling environmental weeds to protect biodiversity

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Managing Bushland for Wildlife

Building habitat resilience and linkages for fauna

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Threatened Species Protection

Protecting wildlife at risk in the region

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Environmental Education

Connecting young people to nature and fostering our future environmental stewards

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You can help

Nature Conservation depends on the generosity of people like you to assist with our work in protecting the Margaret River region environment. Your support is greatly appreciated. We take seriously our responsibility to spend your tax-deductible donation wisely.

To earn and retain your trust we have developed policies and procedures to ensure all our processes have high standards of transparency, integrity and accountability. Our donation process is designed to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe and secure.



Your time is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the Margaret River region environment. Volunteering for Nature Conservation provides an opportunity to repay nature for some of the enjoyment you derive from it. There are also other unexpected benefits. Volunteers often get just as much from volunteering as the cause they serve.

We have interesting, rewarding opportunities for volunteers to contribute to on ground conservation field activities and participate in citizen science programs. If you are not interested in outdoor activities we also require volunteers to help out in our office assisting with member support, helping coordinate our programs, undertaking data management and helping out with events.


Become a Member

Support the work of Nature Conservation by becoming a Member. Paid-up members do much more than just help keep the lights on; they are an important measure of the organisation’s credibility.


Upcoming Events

  • ‘Our Patch’ Upper Primary School Presentations 18-19 September 2018 

    Displays celebrating 'Our Patch' student inquiry into rivers and streams in the Margaret River Region are available for public viewing at the Augusta Margaret River Shire Council Chambers Foyer during office hours on 18-19 September 2018.

  • Shining a Light on Birds – Sunday 23 September

    Join Cape to Cape Bird Group Group at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse for a fun morning's bird watching where the two oceans meet.
    Search for Rock Parrots in the grass and low coastal heath. Find the Australian Pipit and Southern Emu-wren living in this wild environment. Scope for seabirds.


  • 2018 Spring Possum Tally Starts 8 October – Register Now!

    Register now for the 2018 Spring Possum Tally and contribute to Western ringtail possum conservation by counting the possums living in your garden, on your property or in local bushland over a period of a month.


  • Edith Cowan University- Threatened Fauna Monitoring Short Course 13-16 November 2018

    This course is for those who wish to gain practical skills and theory in monitoring threatened fauna. The course will comprise on-campus lectures, workshops and field-based animal surveys.