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  • Aboriginal Conservation Trainee Expression of Interest

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is seeking expressions of interest from persons who identify as Aboriginal for a part-time Aboriginal Conservation Traineeship for the 2020 calendar year. The traineeship is aimed at providing an Aboriginal person, keen to pursue a career in nature conservation, the opportunity for on the job training with a local conservation organisation.

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  • 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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Upcoming Events

  • Margaret River Community Planting Event Sunday 28th June at 9.00 am

    Join Nature Conservation for a community planting event at the Shire River Reserve off Ashton St. This event is part of a larger revegetation project involving local schools. The area is important for the critically endangered Western ringtail possum and the revegetation will enhance and increase the available habitat.

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  • Possum Conservation in the Margaret River Region Thursday 25 June at 5.30 – 6.30 pm

    Join Nature Conservation for a presentation on Western ringtail possum conservation. Topics will include: An update on Nature Conservation’s possum project; The wildlife of Augusta; Prescribed burns and protecting wildlife; Common injuries seen by carers; Non-native trees and possums.

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  • Melaleuca Beach Community Planting : Sat 27th June at 1:30 pm

    Join the Friends of Gracetown/ Cowaramup Bay and Nature Conservation Margaret River Region for a revegetation planting and placement of brush on Melaleuca Beach. Come along and help us protect the dunes that represent the backbone of this beautiful beach.

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  • Huzzas Community Planting – Sat 20th June at 1:30 pm

    Join the Friends of Gracetown/ Cowaramup Bay, Cowaramup Bay Boardriders and Nature Conservation Margaret River Region for a revegetation planting and placement of brush around Huzzas and the South Point Carpark. This is a great opportunity to give back to the coast that we all love and gain so much enjoyment from!

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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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