Conservator of Flora and Fauna

The Executive Director of Policy at the Environment and Planning Directorate holds the office of the Conservator of Flora and Fauna. Established by the Nature Conservation Act 2014 (NC Act), the Conservator of Flora and Fauna has additional responsibilities under the Planning and Development Act 2007, the Fisheries Act 2000 and the Tree Protection Act 2005.

Nature Conservation

The Conservator acts on issues that affect the conservation matters embodied in the NC Act. This relates, in particular, to protecting native plants and animals including the administration of a licensing system for the taking, keeping, selling, importing, exporting, disturbing, displaying and killing of native plants and animals; managing the nature reserve system; and protecting and conserving threatened species and ecological communities

Migratory Species Action Plan

The ACT Government has completed a Listed Migratory Species Action Plan for listed migratory birds that visit the ACT.

2017 Eastern Grey Kangaroo management plan

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is an important—and iconic—part of Canberra’s grassland and woodland environment. There are populations at most nature parks in the ACT. Following the declaration of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a controlled native species, the Conservator for Flora and Fauna has prepared a controlled native species management plan for the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Controlled Native Species Management Plan