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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


MEDIA REPORT | Tourism gambit looks like uphill battle

Skyway to hell: Proposal for Mount Canobolas raises residents’ ire THE activation of Mount Canobolas’ summit, including a skyway, is just one strand in a 56-page Orange Region Destination Management Plan to increase tourism but it’s raised the ire of some residents. Friday was the final day to comment on the draft management plan, submittedContinue reading MEDIA REPORT | Tourism gambit looks like uphill battle”

MEDIA REPORT | Time is right for dual name plan for Mount Canobolas

A STORY thousands of years old about a falling out between two brothers is set to become part of Orange’s identity. The district’s best-known landmark Mount Canobolas will also carry the name Gaanha-bula to reflect the area’s First Nations’ significance if a motion to be discussed at next Tuesday’s Orange City Council meeting is successful.Continue reading MEDIA REPORT | Time is right for dual name plan for Mount Canobolas

EARTH FIRST |  Orange and Cabonne councils called on to act to protect endangered Greater Gliders on Mount Canobolas

The greater glider is an adorable fluffy possum the size of a cat. It has membranes that enable it to glide for up to 100 metres. The greater glider is also the world’s largest gliding marsupial. Action needed on Mount Canobolas: Greater gliders listed as endangered Tragically, this beautiful animal has now been listed asContinue reading “EARTH FIRST |  Orange and Cabonne councils called on to act to protect endangered Greater Gliders on Mount Canobolas”

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