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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Margaret River Bioblitz 2-3 November 2019

    Join Nature Conservation for a fun interactive discovery of flora and fauna in local bushland at this years Margaret River Bioblitz.


  • Attracting Birds to Our Gardens Thursday 15 August 5.30-7.00 pm

    Join Nature Conservation for the second of two upcoming seminars providing information about how you can help nature in your garden and on your property. This seminar featuring Dr Boyd Wykes will look at how you can attract native birds to our gardens.


  • Quenda – Ecosystem Engineers Thursday 8 August 5.30-7.00 pm

    Join Nature Conservation for the first of two upcoming seminars providing information about how you can help nature in your garden and on your property. This first seminar featuring Dr Gillian Bryant will explore the role of Quenda as environmental engineers in our environment.


  • 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.


  • Nature Conservation Annual Movie Fundraiser – Wednesday 13 February

    Join Nature Conservation for our upcoming 2019 Annual Movie Fundraiser the French drama 'Back to Burgundy'. Spread the word to your friends, family and networks and join us on the night.


  • Nature Conservation 2018 Celebration and AGM – 10 December 4.00 – 6.30 pm

    Join Nature Conservation to celebrate 2017-18 achievements protecting the natural values of the Margaret River region. Featuring a photo presentation 'The best of Esteban the Natureman' by bird enthusiast, nature photographer and Nature Conservation Board Member, Steve Castan.


  • 2018 Margaret River Bioblitz 20-21 October 2018

    Join Nature Conservation for a fun interactive discovery of flora and fauna on the foreshores of the Margaret River.


  • ‘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.