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



Amongst It 2019 grants
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Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray
wap-for-river-murray The conservation and management of water in the Murray River continues to be of concern to NCSSA. In response the draft Water Allocation Plan...
Xanthopus Summer-Autumn 2018
xanthopus-summer-autumn-2018 In this issue: In the Chair Nature Advocate’s Report Projects Update Features: Conservation Biology Grant Report: Diet of wild deer inSouth Australia Long term monitoring documents grazing impacts...

amongst it logoNew project for NCS

We are pleased to announce a new project, with Jill Woodlands joining us as the "Amongst It" Coordinator.

Amongst It arose out of a desire to highlight people’s diverse expressions of love for the beautiful natural places in South Australia, and to sponsor new and varied ways for people to connect with and express appreciation for nature here in SA.

We're part of the Nature of SA, a sector-wide partnership experimenting with new ways forward for Nature and society in South Australia. After a statewide consultation process, the Nature of SA partnership is running a series of experiments, of which we are one.

More from Jill shortly but meantime check out the Amongst It website




2019 Conservation Biology Grant applications are now open

Each year we offer honours and post-graduate students the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support their research into aspects of conservation biology.

This years grant is jointly sponsored by the Biology Society of South Australia (BSSA) and the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia (NCSSA). 

Funds up to the value of $3,300 per successful applicant are available for research aimed at:

  • improving understanding of the conservation status of species or ecological communities
  • providing recommendations for improvement of some aspect of biodiversity conservation
  • understanding the ecology of species or communities
  • understanding threats to biodiversity and management of those threats.

Download application & guidelines

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th May 2019.

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