For over 65 years the Nature Conservation Council has been the voice for nature in NSW. We advocate and campaign to protect nature and for a safe climate.
Koalas are forecast to go extinct by 2050 if no action is taken to protect the species. Habitat is being destroyed by logging, development and mining. We work along the coast to protect koala habitat and save this iconic Australian species.
Healthy rivers and wetlands are essential for native wildlife, Aboriginal cultural heritage, local communities, and a diverse range of industries, from floodplain grazing to tourism and recreational fishing. We work with local communities to advocate for the restoration of natural flows to our rivers and wetlands.
Climate change is here now and Australia must react quickly. NSW must do our part and phase out coal and other fossil fuels and switch to clean energy. Our work on the Renewables Roadmap paves the way for policies that reduce emissions from all sectors.
Coastal wetlands purify the water, they are the world's predominant carbon sinks, they contribute to lifestyle, tourism and the economy of coastal communities. Wetlands maintain Aboriginal communities’ cultural connection to Country, and they act as a buffer against extreme weather events.
And yet coastal wetlands in NSW face a barrage of threats, including climate change, unsustainable and inappropriate development, private capture of critical water upstream and a looming drought
Habitat clearing in NSW is out of control and it’s getting worse. Since changes introduced in 2016, habitat clearing rates have tripled, with an area 4x the size of Newcastle lost each year.
Habitat clearing for agricultural development is now the biggest cause of environmental loss in NSW, with 50 million trees and almost 100,000 hectares lost each year. And the laws meant to protect nature aren't working.
February 29, 2024
29th February 2024 The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today welcomed the...Read More
February 21, 2024
February 20th, 2024 A huge thank you to the thousands of people who have supported our campaign to protect the greater glider. ...Read More
This project works with landholders to protect and enhance key nesting sites and habitat resources for Vulnerable large forest owls across the Richmond-Clarence Lowlands.
The Hotspots Fire Project is an education and training program the Nature Conservation Council runs with the NSW Rural Fire Service to increase understanding of the role of fire in the bush and how it can be best managed for a variety of outcomes.