Latest News

  • Rankin’s epic run for black cockatoo conservation

    A PERTH ultra-marathon runner and ecologist will set out to run Margaret River’s iconic 124km Cape to Cape Track in under 24 hours.
    And Rankin Salinas will tackle the herculean run to raise vital funds for local black cockatoo conservation.

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  • Western Ringtail Possums under the spotlight

    Nature Conservation's Western Ringtail Possum Conservation Program had a busy year during 2019. Learn more about what's been achieved to conserve this critically endangered species.

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  • Community comes together for the Arum Lily Blitz

    The first year of the three year Arum Lily Blitz has seen excellent results due to the contributions made by hundreds of people - landholders, government agencies, donors, volunteers, spray contractors, community groups, businesses and champions willing to stand up for the campaign.

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  • Wooditjup Bilya Protection Strategy launched to the community

    The Margaret River Community came together on November 23 to launch the new Wooditjup Bilya Protection Strategy. Prepared in consultation with the Margaret River Collaborative Management Group the Strategy provides a blueprint for management of the Margaret River over the next 10 years.

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  • Breaking news on Margaret River’s Masked Owls

    Our Masked Warriors (aka Boyd Wykes and Steve Castan) have closely monitored a pair of Masked Owls since early April. Their hard work has paid off with the recent first documentation of nesting Masked Owls anywhere in south west WA.

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  • Quenda and birds a focus for locals helping nature

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is encouraging landowners to play a greater role in protecting nature in the Margaret River region by looking after the environment on their properties and will conduct two presentations in August to raise awareness of local biodiversity and what the community can do to help.

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  • Locals join fight against invasive arum lily

    Landholders across the Margaret River region are closing in on the invasive arum lily, with hundreds of properties and thousands of hectares treated and an open invite for everyone to join a newly-launched State Government-funded control effort.

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  • New Chair takes the reigns of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region

    A meeting of the Board of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region has today elected Dr John Cresswell as its new Chair. John succeeds Dr Boyd Wykes, who has chaired the environmental group for four years.

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  • Nature Conservation celebrates Citizen Science Day by thanking volunteers

    Nature Conservation celebrated Citizen Science Day, Saturday 13 April 2019 by thanking our fantastic team of citizen scientists who are assisting us with our Western Ringtail Possum survey program.

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  • Calling on volunteers to assist Nature Conservation’s campaign to control arum lily

    Nature Conservation is ramping up a campaign to engage the community to assist with arum lily control and aims to significantly reduce the extent of the invasive weed across the region. We need volunteers to help with communication activities, administrative support, data entry, surveying and mapping, and photo monitoring.

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Upcoming Events

  • Friends of Barrett Street Volunteer Working Bee – Thursday 19 March

    Join Nature Conservation and the Friends of Barrett Street Reserve for a bush regeneration working bee tackling priority weeds including Pittosporum and Asparagus Fern

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  • Nature Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

    Check in here for the latest volunteer events and opportunities and find out how to get involved in protecting nature in the Margaret River Region.

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