Latest News

  • 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.


  • Wonderful support for Nature Conservation at its Annual Movie Fundraiser

    Our Annual Movie Fundraiser was a great hit with significant funds raised to underpin Nature Conservation's work. Thanks to all involved for their generous support.

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  • Nature Conservation successful in 2018 State NRM Community Stewardship Grants Round

    Nature Conservation is excited to announce that it has been successful in 3 grant applications in the 2018 State NRM Community Stewardship Grants Round announced in early January 2019.


  • Staff Position Available – Environmental Education Officer

    Are you passionate about the environment and love working with children. This may be the job for you?

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is seeking applications from suitably qualified professionals for the position of Environmental Education Officer.


  • Shire’s Environmental Management Fund continues to support conservation work

    The Augusta Margaret River Shire has once again generously supported Nature Conservation's conservation work through its 2018-19 Environmental Management Fund.


  • Five year funding boost for Western ringtail possums

    Good news for Western ringtail possums in the Margaret River region. Nature Conservation has secure five year funding to the value of $196,000 from National Landcare Program through the South West Catchments Council which will provide a longer term strategic focus for conservation of this critically endangered species in our region.


Upcoming Events

  • 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.


  • 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.