Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

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The consultation on our Draft Byron Shire Biodiversity Conservation Strategy closed 20 May 2020.

Photo Credit - Andy Baker

The Biodiversity Conservation Strategy has been adopted by Council. Thanks to all those that provided feedback.

A copy of the strategy can be found by visiting our website, where you can also find the reports on the community engagement.

Visit Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for more information.

About the Strategy

The draft Byron Shire Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is a plan of action for Council and the community, to protect and enhance our natural environment. The Strategy describes some of our unique biodiversity values, why they are under threat, and how we can help to manage these threats.

To develop the draft Strategy, we spoke to local expert ecologists, community members, landholders, aboriginal representatives and environmental volunteers.

During the consultation on the draft Strategy:

  • 431 people visited the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Your Say page.
  • 23 submissions were received.

The more we all contribute to biodiversity conservation, the more we are able to protect this natural legacy.

Thank you for your feedback.


The Biodiversity Conservation Strategy has been adopted by Council. Thanks to all those that provided feedback.

A copy of the strategy can be found by visiting our website, where you can also find the reports on the community engagement.

Visit Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for more information.

About the Strategy

The draft Byron Shire Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is a plan of action for Council and the community, to protect and enhance our natural environment. The Strategy describes some of our unique biodiversity values, why they are under threat, and how we can help to manage these threats.

To develop the draft Strategy, we spoke to local expert ecologists, community members, landholders, aboriginal representatives and environmental volunteers.

During the consultation on the draft Strategy:

  • 431 people visited the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Your Say page.
  • 23 submissions were received.

The more we all contribute to biodiversity conservation, the more we are able to protect this natural legacy.

Thank you for your feedback.


The consultation on our Draft Byron Shire Biodiversity Conservation Strategy closed 20 May 2020.

  • Why is Biodiversity so important in Byron Shire?

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    23 Mar 2020

    Byron Shire is in one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia, so we have a lot to look after.

    • Our Shire is home to more species of marsupials and bats than anywhere else in Australia, and as many frog species as the Wet Tropics.
    • Our hinterland has one of the last remaining refuges of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests that have grown in Australia for 40 million years.
    • Our coastal wetlands are a food supply for migratory birds from all over the world.
    • Even small remnants of bushland provide habitat for threatened species including orchids, koalas and Mitchell’s rainforest snail.

    Many of the things we do every day impact on biodiversity, locally and globally, and we all need to work together to protect our natural environment.

    Even if you don’t have a back yard, there are many things you can do to help protect and enhance biodiversity.