Conservation Council of Western Australia Inc.

Linked with Conservation Council of South Australia CCSA.

The Conservation Council of WA is the state’s peak non-government environment organisation — a voice for the environment since 1967 … (about 1/2).

Issues/Projects; Campaigns; Media; Library; Get involved; Support us;
Address: Conservation Council of Western Australia, City West Lotteries House 2 Delhi Street, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005;

About 2/2: … Who we are: The Conservation Council of WA was formed in 1967 by four community conservation groups – WA Naturalists Club, The Tree Society, The Wildflower Society (WA) and the Kings Park and Swan River Society in response to rapid development in mining, agricultural expansion, power lines and roads leading to a noticeable loss of our natural heritage.

The main aim of forming the Council initially was to provide a clearing house for information and to enable coordination and the development of strategies on issues of common interest. Originally named the Nature Conservation Council the ‘Nature’ was dropped several years later as the Council became involved in broader environmental issues. Initially the Nature Conservation Council had few resources and was heavily dependent upon those of member bodies.

Local community concern at the time led to the formation of many other community conservation groups many of who became affiliated with the Nature Conservation Council providing it with the necessary resources to undertake a major campaign.

The Council was founded on the strength of the community and as it has grown to incorporate paid staff and project officers the foundation of the Council is still very much that of its affiliated member groups.

What we do:

  • The Conservation Council is an outspoken advocate of environmental protection. We inform the public and governments on key environmental issues and participate in government and community processes that seek to restore and protect the natural environment. We are the State’s main non-government organisation for accessing conservation resources and networks in WA and assist many members of the community and conservation-focused groups throughout the State.
  • The Council is the State’s representative for conservation groups who are active in protecting the natural environment and sustainability in WA.

We do this through: Communication … etc … (full text about).

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