Biodiversity is the wide variety of all living organisms on Earth: plants, animals, micro-organisms, their habitats and their genes. It forms an extremely complex and dynamic web of life, which we are part of and depends on for our well-being.
Brisbane is recognised as the most biologically-diverse capital city in Australia. However, threats to the city’s biodiversity remains, including the loss of habitats and fragmentations of remaining natural areas.
The Wolston and Centenary Catchments, despite facing intense urban development pressures, still provide habitats for wildlife such as platypus, kangaroos and many rare birds and frogs.
Fauna – our native wildlife
Flora – our native plants: the trees, shrubs, wildflowers, vines, creepers, ground covers and grasses
Fungi – our nutrient recyclers
Brisbane Biodiversity Community Strategy
WaCC is a member of Brisbane Catchment Network (BCN)- a partnership, communication and information sharing network of catchment and land care groups across Brisbane. In 2012, BCN developed its Brisbane Community Biodiversity Strategy (PDF, 4.58MB) which aims to provide direction and scope to achieve the Networks long term goals.
The vision of the Strategy is: “A healthy and biodiverse Brisbane”. The Strategy aims at empowering the wider Brisbane community to maintain biodiversity in the modified city environment through focusing on these positive actions:
Valuing: Raising levels of awareness, understanding and commitment to valuing and conserving biodiversity at the community level.
Doing: Increasing involvement from all levels of the community in activities with a local focus.
Supporting: Appealing to a wider audience in a way which empowers people and supports the community to help itself.
If you would like to help with implementing this strategy, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.