Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii
Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Desert Pygmy Goanna Varanus eremeus
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Petrogale xanthopus

About

The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia is a voluntary body with members drawn from all parts of the State and all walks of life. The Society's primary objective is to foster the conservation of the State's wildlife and natural habitats. Our activities include:

  • protecting and managing habitats, particularly native vegetation
  • researching threatened species and habitats
  • working to ensure adequate park dedication, management and legislation
  • educating the community and all tiers of government
  • co-operating with other conservation groups and land managers

The Society is also active in public education through activities such as Sunday Walks with Nature program, general meetings and its journal Xanthopus.

 

Nora Creina PER is flawed

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We recently provided comment on the Public Environmental Report (PER) for the Nora Creina Golf Course and Tourism Resort that is being proposed near Robe in the South East of the state. The Minister for Planning declared the project a Major Development pursuant to Section 46(1) of the Development Act 1993 in March 2014. It was then referred to the Federal Environment Minister who declared it a controlled action under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act). If approved, the development will result in the clearance of approximately 240 hectares of remnant native coastal vegetation and impact upon matters of national and state environmental significance [read more]

2016 Conservation Biology Grant
conservation-biology-grant Congratulations to the 2016 winners: Marlee Crawford - “Combining genetics and bioclimatic modelling to inform sandalwood management” Ben Parslow - "Biodiversity, systematics and host associations...
Xanthopus Winter 2016
winter-2018 In this issue: Surprising Survivors Threatened: Rare Remnant Native Grasslands, Adelaide South Park Lands Conservation Ecologist’s Report Projects Update  Creature Feature "Grasland Copper"  Download pdf  
Tennyson Dunes Coast Park Concept Report
tennyson-dunes-coast-park-concept-report The Tennyson Dunes were declared a Conservation Reserve under the Crown Lands Management Act in September 2015. The contain important areas of remnant coastal vegetation...

Our Annual General Meeting is being held at

6pm on Thursday 15th September 2016

at the NCSSA office at 5 Milner Street Hindmarsh.

Membership Renewals

2015/16 Memberships fees are now due.

By continuing your support, you can help protect the biodiversity of South Australia.  A strong membership base helps NCSSA demonstrate that the community of South Australia values its environment.  Join your voice with ours to strengthen the message of advocacy for our native plants, animals and ecosystems.

Rates remain the same as last year:

 

  • $25  Concession
  • $40  Single
  • $50  Family
  • $66  Group

It's easy to renew online