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  • Nature Conservation encourages reporting of fauna sightings

    Nature Conservation is encouraging everyone to send their fauna sightings to the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), Australia’s national recording database. Recording local fauna helps us conserve threatened species and local biodiversity.

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  • Nature Conservation Community Survey

    Help us understand what our community thinks about nature - Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is conducting a survey of the Margaret River regional community to better understand what people think about the natural environment and how they would like to contribute to conservation. 

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  • Commonwealth Bank supports ‘Our Patch’ Environmental Education

    This week Nature Conservation's Chair, Boyd Wykes and 'Our Patch' Education Coordinator, Tracey Muir graciously accepted a cheque for $10,000 from Julie Kiker of the Commonwealth Bank to support the 'Our Patch' Environmental Education Program.

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  • Margaret River Wine recognises importance of local environment

    Margaret River Wine Association wrapped-up their 50th Anniversary celebrations at yesterday’s Community Wine Fair held at the Margaret River Education Campus. The Fair included a presentation of a cheque donation of $10,000 from Margaret River Wine to Nature Conservation.

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  • Nature Conservation’s 2016-17 Annual Report is available now

    The 2016-17 year was an exciting one! We entered the year as Cape to Cape Catchments Group and exited as Nature Conservation Margaret River Region.
    Read our 2016-17 Annual Report as presented to our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 December 2017.

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  • Hairy marron conservation wraps up for 2017

    Nature Conservation with the help of local volunteers has finished another year of conservation work to protect the critically endangered Margaret River Hairy Marron. Learn more about this year's conservation work and it's outcomes in the 2017 Hairy Marron Community Update.

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  • ‘Our Patch’ students showcase their catchment learning through video

    On Friday 8 December 2017 upper primary students from Cowaramup to Augusta gathered with invited guests to view the "Our Patch" Movie Matinee at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.

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  • Nature Conservation meets with WA Environment Minister to discuss arum lily

    Nature Conservation has met with WA Environment Minister Hon. Stephen Dawson to discuss its concerns about arum lily infestations in the south west.

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  • Partnerships with the Shire supported by its Environmental Management Fund

    Nature Conservation has secured 2017/18 funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River's Environmental Management Fund to continue a number of its conservation activities in partnership with the Shire.

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  • 50th Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition supports Nature Conservation

    Nature Conservation's Chair, Dr Boyd Wykes was honoured to present the prize of the Margaret River Wine Association's 50th Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition to Mary-Lynne Stratton. Proceeds from the auction of this art piece will support Nature Conservation’s work.

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Events

  • Shining a light on birds – Monday 23 April

    Join Christine Wilder from Cape to Cape Bird Group for a birding morning at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse on Monday 23 April.

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  • Melaleuca Beach, Gracetown Community Coastal Activity Day – Sunday 29 April

    Join the Friends of Gracetown supported by the South West Catchments Group for a Community Coast Activity Day to help care for the Gracetown foreshore. 

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  • Owl Conservation in the Margaret River region – Friday 18 May

    The secrets of our little known SW Masked Owl are being uncovered by Nature Conservation Board members and bird enthusiasts Boyd Wykes and Steve Castan. Their magnificently illustrated presentation on two season’s of dedicated private research, will be followed by a call to action on use of mouse and rat poisons by ECU researcher Mike Lohr.

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  • Nature Conservation Volunteer Events

    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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