Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Desert Pygmy Goanna
Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale Xanthopus)


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.




We are always looking for walk leaders to turn up on the day and help enthusiastic walkers to discover natural wonders along the way.  If you know a little about plants, birds, insects, tracks, scats or any other aspect of natural history that you'd like to share with a captive audience, then this exciting opportunity is for you!  There are also many other ways in which you can help us.


BCM Training at Neagle's Rock
bcm-training-at-neagle-s-rock A BCM Training Workshop was held at the beautiful Neagle's Rock Reserve at Clare on the 12th and 13th of August. Well assisted by...
NCSSA Letter to the Editor - Olives in the Adelaide Hills
ncssa-letter-to-the-editor-olives-in-the-adelaide-hills A letter from NCSSA President Lauri Haegi was published in the Advertiser on Friday the 20th of June, in response to an article by...
240 Hectares of Nora Creina Dunes to be Destroyed for 36 hole luxury golf course!
240-hectares-of-nora-creina-dunes-to-be-destroyed-for-36-hole-luxury-golf-course 240 Hectares of iconic coastal vegetation on SA's Limestone Coast is proposed to be destroyed for the construction of a 36 hole luxury golf...

Member Survey

Find out about the results of the NCSSA Member Survey conducted earlier this year. Over sixty members responded to the survey about the sort of NCSSA activities they have participated in and would like to be involved with in the future. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to receive an electronic version of our quarterly newsletter Xanthopus. The summary report contains more details on the survey results.