Latest News

  • Call for Nominations to join the Nature Conservation Board

    Nature Conservation is calling for nominations for members to join the Nature Conservation Board ahead of its 2018 Annual General Meeting at 4.00pm on Monday 10 December 2018.


  • Nature Conservation Community Survey results now available

    Nature Conservation is pleased to report it received over 400 responses to its recent Nature Conservation Community Survey. See what the survey results are telling us about our community.


  • Environment Excellence Award goes to Fair Harvest Permaculture 

    At the recent 2018 Telstra Margaret River Business Awards six businesses were recognised for excelling in their efforts to protect the environment with Fair Harvest Permaculture taking out the Nature Conservation sponsored Environment Excellence Award.


  • Giant Light Steps Alliance gets started

    Nature Conservation Chair, Dr Boyd Wykes has heralded the recent formation of the Giant Light Steps Alliance as an exciting alliance to promote care of our environment by all community sectors.


  • Draft Margaret River Protection Strategy available for community comment until Friday 12 October 2018

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River have jointly released a Draft Margaret River Protection Strategy for a period of community comment until Friday 12 October 2018.


  • Nature Conservation calls on all landholders to control arum lily this spring.

    Nature Conservation is ramping up a campaign to get on top of the arum lily in the Margaret River region and needs all landowner's to get involved in controlling this invasive weed on their properties. 


  • Opportunity for community to have their say on management of the Margaret River foreshores

    Nature Conservation has recently completed a Draft of the Lower Margaret River Foreshore Action Plan on behalf of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Members of the community have an opportunity to provided comment on the Draft Action Plan to Nature Conservation by Friday 13 July 2018.


  • Nature Conservation seeks sponsor for annual nature event

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is seeking a business sponsor for its annual nature event, the Margaret River Bioblitz. This fun, interactive event conducted in spring each year, aims to raise community awareness, understanding and engagement in protecting the biodiversity of the Margaret River region.


  • Call for action to protect owls from rat poisons

    Nature Conservation is calling on the community to be mindful of the type of rat poisons they use in order to protect the owl populations of the Margaret River region and potentially other native fauna.


  • 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.


Upcoming Events

  • 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.


  • 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.