Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii
Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Desert Pygmy Goanna Varanus gilleni
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.



The South Australian Parliament has recently announced an Inquiry to be conducted by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee (ERDC) to examine key aspects of the State's regulatory and policy framework, to determine whether it appropriately supports terrestrial and marine ecological processes, biodiversity values and abates species extinction.

The ERDC was established under the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 to conduct inquiries into, consider and report on the following issues:
• the environment or how the quality of the environment might be protected or improved;
• resources of the State or how they might be better conserved or utilised;
• planning, land use or transportation;
• any matter concerned with the general development of the State.
The Biodiversity Inquiry will consider a wide range of matters that are of critical importance to the long term conservation of biodiversity. Terms of Reference along with further information about the ERDC

We encourage all our members and other interested persons to have input into this important inquiry for the future of nature conservation in South Australia.


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Jorji Gardener & Andrea Wyatt

to be opened by Katherine Montgomery horticulturist On Friday March 27th at 6pm

Exhibition dates 27 March to 26 April 2015 

Open daily 10-5 free admission
Hahndorf Academy 68 Main St Hahndorf