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The Nature Conservation Trust (NCT) of NSW is proud to have cultivated an enthusiastic and collaborative community of private land owners, scientists, conservationists and staff. Because of the diversity of our network, we are able to provide news and feedback on many areas of interest – from Mudgee Farm Field Days and grant funding information, to woodland birds and coastal emus.

If you are a covenantee, a private land owner or a conservationist and have a story to share with our community, please email us at info@nct.org.au. In the meantime, read on for news and information about the Nature Conservation Trust’s people, projects and passions.

New Biodiversity Legislation Changes

New Biodiversity Legislation Changes

On the 17th November, 2016 the NSW Parliament passed the new Biodiversity Conservation Bill (2016) that will replace the Threatened Species Act (1995), the Nature Conservation Trust Act (2001), and part of the National Parks & Wildlife Act (1974). Significant to landholders with Nature Conservation Trust of NSW (NCT) Trust Agreements (TAs) is Part 10 ….Read More

Butterfly Explosion by NCT Senior Ecologist Georgia Beyer

Butterfly Explosion by NCT Senior Ecologist Georgia Beyer

The Caper White Butterfly Migration Top photo: Male Caper Whites. Georgia Beyer. If you live in northern NSW you might have noticed huge numbers of caper white butterflies a few weeks ago. The air was thick with them while their great migration took place. But what is the caper white migration? The caper white is ….Read More

Watching the flock by night – how one dog saved the day.

Watching the flock by night – how one dog saved the day.

As Christmas approaches we’re reminded often of shepherds watching their flocks by night. But is a tale from 2,000 odd years ago something to be described in the 21st Century? Louise Freckelton, and her partner David Bray think it is. They run a small scale farm business on a property near Wagga Wagga in southern ….Read More

Bats in the Bush!

Bats in the Bush!

NCT’s Yellowbox is helping to protect these incredible bats. In the BioBlitz we undertook on Wirran (the Yellowbox property) we had bat expert, Ray Mjadwesch, come along and assess the health of the local bat populations. A variety of different species were detected by both trapping as well as deploying sonar recordings. Watch the video ….Read More

Conservation’s future is in private hands

Conservation’s future is in private hands

Private protection for conservation is rapidly growing both in Australia and globally National Private Land Conservation Conference bringing together these land owners and managers will be held in Melbourne, 24-25 Nov International speakers include Laura Johnson, Director of International Land Conservation Network While conservation has long been associated with national parks and government supported protection, ….Read More

Woomargama Connections – Slate to Plate Bushwalk

Woomargama Connections – Slate to Plate Bushwalk

On Sunday, 10th October, the Slopes to Summit Partnership – a connectivity conservation initiative in the Eastern Murray – celebrated Spring with a bushwalk through a connectivity corridor in Woomargama. The walk started at Blue Metal Rest Area on the Hume Highway and walk approx. 10km of box-gum woodland, and endangered ecological community. The area ….Read More