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Join the Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) to protect the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) from inappropriate mountain biking development.

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Canobolas Conservation Alliance – Protecting biodiversity

Biodiversity & Cultural Significance

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) is an area of Unique and Irreplaceable Biodiversity. It’s home to over 1000 species of native flora and fauna which is very high for a small reserve of only 1672 ha.

Among these are 10 endemic species that occur only in the SCA and its immediate surrounds, and depend on it for their survival. Many exist in very small numbers and are at high risk of extinction.

The SCA is also important for maintaining the wider populations of 16 threatened species.

Known as Gaanha-bula by First Nations Wiradjuri people, the mountain is an ancient initiation site for men and has cultural and spiritual significance.

1672 ha

Occupying an area of only 1,672 ha the SCA is an incredibly rich area of native biodiversity

1,000+

Home to over 1,000 cool climate species of native flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on earth

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16 threatened species occur within the SCA including two locally endemic plant species, six mammals and eight birds 

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10 endemic species occur only in the SCA and its immediate surrounds, and depend on it for their survival

The Mountain Biking Threat

The CCA is not against mountain biking, however there is much more appropriate land for development – outside of the precious State Conservation Area

How you can help

Strength in numbers – with more supporters we can be more effective in protecting the Mt Canobolas SCA from degradation by 72 km of mountain bike tracks and associated infrastructure.

Campaigning is costly. Support the Canobolas Conservation Alliance and your donation will help with publicity; running this website; holding street stalls; printing brochures, posters, and bumper stickers; printing submissions; and any potential legal fees.

We have roles to suit everyone’s skill levels from writing submissions, helping with street stalls, attending Council meetings, making posters and displays, publicity, and much more.

Latest news & media releases


ADDRESS TO COUNCIL | Destination Management Plan & Mountain Biking

Dr A. Rawson, President of CCA Thank you for the opportunity to speak to agenda item 5.10 on the Destination Management Plan on behalf of the Canobolas Conservation Alliance. We welcome the changes made to the draft DMP and support the endorsement of it by Council. The reasons for the changes relate largely to GaanhaContinue reading ADDRESS TO COUNCIL | Destination Management Plan & Mountain Biking

ADDRESS TO COUNCIL | Gaanha bula/Mt Canobolas Mountain Bike Project

Uncle Neil Ingram Snr. a Senior Wiradjuri Elder Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today about the Destination Management Plan, regional tourism and Gaanha bula Mt Canobolas. My name is Uncle Neil Ingram Snr.  I am a proud Senior Wiradjuri Elder, and I have resided in Orange for some 40 years. IContinue reading ADDRESS TO COUNCIL | Gaanha bula/Mt Canobolas Mountain Bike Project”

EARTH FIRST |  Why dual naming of city’s most recognisable landmark would be a significant step for the region. 

Recently Orange City Council supported the dual naming of Gaanha bula/Mount Canobolas.Council is to be congratulated for doing so.By supporting dual naming our Council shows that it is taking seriously the heritage value of Mount Canobolas and the implicit spiritual and environmental values attached to the mountain by the Wiradjuri nation, and hopefully, also byContinue reading EARTH FIRST |  Why dual naming of city’s most recognisable landmark would be a significant step for the region. 

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