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Latest news: Conservation Council ACT Region

Conservationists want Bluetts Block made a nature reserve

Some conservation groups fear Bluetts Block, one of Canberra's nature hotspots, is threatened by development.

ACT environment groups call for more funding

Three Canberra environment not-for-profit organisations have called for political parties to commit to improving funding of the sector.

Conservation Council Bush Buds help save Canberra’s lizards and frogs

Gang-gang cockatoos, Greater Gliders, and Golden Sun Moths need Canberrans to step up and become their Bush Buds!

Airport road threatens Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon

The future of the "critically endangered" Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon is being threatened by a proposed road at the Canberra Airport.

ACT in an ‘environmental crisis’, Conservation Council warns

The ACT is in an “environmental crisis” with increasing numbers of threatened species and native trees disappearing at alarming rates, according to the Conservation Council ACT Region.

Snap action to oppose Lawson North development

The Conservation Council ACT Region will protest tomorrow against Defence Housing Australia’s proposed ‘Lawson North’ development.

Environmentalists oppose Lawson housing development

Environmental groups say a proposed Defence Housing Australia development in Belconnen could destroy critically endangered ecologies.

ACT reveals pathway to electrification

In 2045, Canberra will be almost entirely powered by renewable electricity, and gas will be obsolete – and households should start planning.

ACT federal candidates to speak at Conservation Council forum

Candidates contesting the upcoming Federal Election in ACT seats have been invited by the Conservation Council ACT Region to participate in an election forum on Thursday 28 April in Turner. 

Greens promise to make Lake Burley Griffin swimmable again

The Greens have made an election promise of $150 million to make Australia’s rivers and waterways – including the often blue-green algae-blighted Lake Burley Griffin – clean enough to swim in again within the next decade.

New conservation forum for the ACT

Canberra's new ACT Biodiversity Conservation Forum held its first meeting in the Kama Nature Reserve yesterday.

Conservation Council responds to ACT Government’s five-year Science Plan

The Conservation Council ACT Region has welcomed the ACT Government’s five-year science plan, but believes more could be done.

Make the switch website helping Canberra to zero emissions

The Conservation Council ACT Region has unveiled a new online tool to help Canberrans calculate the costs of switching from gas to renewable electricity.

Conservation council flags key environmental ACT election issues

Climate change, energy policy, transport and development are all on the mind for Conservation Council ACT Region ahead of the ACT election.

ACT candidates challenged on development plans

Candidates for the ACT Legislative Assembly were challenged to present their plan for the hotly debated election issue of population growth and urban development at last night’s Conservation Council ACT Region candidates'...

Major parties split on new housing gas connections

Candidates from the three major parties and one minor party put their gas policies on the record last night in the Conservation Council ACT Region’s online ACT election candidate forum on climate...