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Nature Conservation was established in 2002 and is one of six natural resource management groups operating in the south west of Western Australia. Originally known as the Cape to Cape Catchments Group, its activities evolved over time from a specific focus on the health of rivers and creeks to encompass the protection of all biodiversity values in the Margaret River region.
This integrated, whole-of-system approach to regional conservation was reflected in a change of name to Nature Conservation Margaret River Region in 2017. Concurrently new appointments were made to an expanded Board of Directors, the Constitution amended and more focus placed on developing strategies to increase community engagement in conservation activities. Nature Conservation is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. It works to combine the grassroots support of the regional community with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes. This is reflected in a commitment to community consultation, collaborative partnerships and coordinated action as a means to developing effective solutions to regional environmental problems. To this end Nature Conservation undertakes an integrated program of activities including planning, monitoring, research, on-ground action, awareness raising, education and capacity building critical to the ongoing social, economic and environmental well-being of the Margaret River region.
Nature Conservation Margaret River Region has a clear vision for the Margaret River region A healthy and biodiverse natural environment supporting the livelihoods and lifestyles on which our community depends. Since 2002 Nature Conservation has worked to design and develop effective and sustainable solutions to key environmental challenges facing the Margaret River region, south-west Australia. Formerly known as the Cape to Cape Catchments Group, the organisation leverages the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment. It does this by combining grassroots community support with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives.
Nature Conservation is committed to community consultation, collaborative partnerships and an apolitical, results-oriented approach to conservation. It encourages and facilitates community engagement in caring for terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems essential to the health and resilience of the Margaret River region environment.
Nature Conservation Partners and Supporters
Nature Conservation seeks to leverage the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment. To this end it develops and nurtures a diverse network of supporters within the Margaret River region. This includes strong grassroots support from individuals and local businesses , teams of dedicated volunteers and citizen scientists, a network of strategic partnerships as well as collaborative working relationships with Federal, State, and local government agencies. Nature Conservation wishes to thank the following groups and organisation for their support during 2018-19. (sourced from website 3/11/2021)