Photo by Peter Ridgeway
The Cumberland Conservation Network is a group of western Sydney people concerned about the plight of the Critically Endangered Ecological Community, the Cumberland Plain Woodland (CPW). The CPW is currently under continual threat, particularly from development, and is being reduced in size through land clearing related as a result.
Greater Sydney Landcare Network endorses the Cumberland Conservation Network (CCN) and the work it is doing, including the State of the Cumberland Plain report linked here.
The State of the Cumberland Plain report has been compiled by the CCN, and is designed to help community members better understand the Cumberland Plain Woodland’s current state. This includes an analysis of existing protections of Cumberland Plain Woodland in western Sydney, and what is required via acquisition to maintain a bare amount of connectivity between the remaining patches. The Report also explains the real impact of biobanking and offsetting, and whether or not these approaches are helping protect the environment of western Sydney.
If you are interested in learning about remaining bushland in western Sydney, and what needs to be done in order to have well-functioning bush land left to support land-caring activities in it, please read the report here.
Likewise, if you have connections to decision makers, Councillors or MPs please meet with them and show them the report. Ask them what they can do to help.