National Arboretum Canberra
Aims and vision
Definition: An arboretum is a place where trees are cultivated for conservation, scientific and educational study and display.
The National Arboretum Canberra features 100 forests of rare and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. It is a significant recreational and educational resource for visitors and plays an important role in the protection of world-wide tree diversity and the generation of new knowledge on tree growth and survival, biodiversity and water management.Vision: The vision of the National Arboretum Canberra is to become one of the great arboreta in the world; to provide a place of outstanding beauty and interest that is a destination and recreational resource for the local community and visitors to Canberra.
For more information, see: http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/home
Conservation Council ACT Region
The Conservation Council is the peak non-government environment organisation for the Canberra Region, and has been the community's voice for the environment in the Canberra region since 1979.
We represent the interests of community conservation organisations in the region as well as the broader environmental interests of all the citizens of the ACT.
Our mission is to achieve the highest quality environment for the Canberra region.
The Conservation Council is active in a number of campaign areas including biodiversity protection, urban development and action on climate change.
For more information, see: http://www.consact.org.au/index.php