Native Vegetation Policy

Consultation is open for the Native Vegetation Policy. This is now a critical time for conservation action in Western Australia. We have recently seen the announcement of the closure of native forest logging within 2 years. And just now we have an opportunity to influence the Native Vegetation Policy for Western Australia. This policy will […]

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Lake Thomson.

Science and Conservation Jobs Stimulus

The Urban Bushland Council WA advocates for a science and conservation job stimulus to build a better future. Ahead of us is a great opportunity to transform the recent events of the Covid-19 pandemic and 2019/20 bushfires, and the ongoing impacts of changes in our climate, into long term enhancements for the environment and the […]

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Tuart at Bold Park

Celebrating Tuart Woodlands

Around Perth on the Swan Coastal Plain there are only seven common trees. Three are eucalypts, (Tuart, Jarrah and Marri); three are Banksias (B. attenuata, B. grandis and B. menziesii) and  the other one is Allocasuarina fraseriana. (Greg Keighery) The Majestic Tuart Tuart, Eucalyptus gomphocephala, is the Noongar name for one of the Earth’s rarest […]

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Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

Threat to centre of biodiversity in Perth

The Swan Coastal Plain is known as a biodiversity hotspot, but some believe an area in Kenwick called the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands (GBSW) is the hottest spot of all. Unfortunately, it is under imminent threat from development of an industrial area. Greater Brixton Street Wetlands GBSW is less than 130ha but home to at least […]

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The UBC Bush Forever Campaign

Bush Forever is a world class plan in Australia’s only global biodiversity hotspot but its implementation is incomplete.  This unfinished business is putting our irreplaceable natural assets of unique flora, fauna and vegetation systems at risk.     Bush Forever is a huge initiative for protection of our biodiversity in the Perth region and now […]

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Campaigning proudly since 1993

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Urban Bushland Council; 25 years of strong support and continued advocacy for the protection of bushland.  Its work continues still!  There is much to be done to complete the implementation of Bush Forever, to scrutinize the forthcoming Strategic Assessment under the EPBC Act and to […]

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Underwood Bushland.

Save Underwood Avenue Bushland

Bushland in Shenton Park, endowed to the University of Western Australia in 1904, continues to be threatened by a proposal by the University of Western Australia for housing.  The Banksia, Jarrah, Tuart and Marri bushland known as Underwood Avenue Bushland lies between Bold Park and Kings Park and at 33 hectares, is comparatively large.The direction […]

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Anstey-Keane Dampland – Threats and Responses

The Anstey-Keane Dampland is the second most floristically diverse Bush Forever site on the Swan Coastal Plain and its vegetation is in excellent to pristine condition. Despite being well recognised as a bio-diverse hotspot it is under real threat from urbanisation. It is vitally important that Anstey-Keane Dampland be preserved intact.  The larger an area […]

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Carnaby's Black Cockatoo

Secure Black Cockatoo Habitat

The 2018 Great Cocky Count was released on 3 December 2018. The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. The GCC was held on Sunday 8 April 2018 and roost sites were surveyed for Carnaby’s, Baudin’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos. All are […]

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Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii).

End Clearing of Banksia Woodlands

Banksia Woodlands listed as an endangered Threatened Ecological Community The Urban Bushland Council and the Wildflower Society of WA nominated Perth’s Banksia woodlands as a Threatened Ecological Community under the Federal Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Following the recommendation of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the federal Minister for Environment accepted the conservation […]

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