Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biodiversity and Ecosystems

The rich diversity of plants and animals in our natural environment plays a crucial role in sustaining vital ecological processes that supply our community with clean water and oxygen. There are 413 species, five populations and 18 ecological communities listed as endangered or vulnerable in the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority area. However, the increasing population in our region is exerting greater pressure on local species that depend on these resources for survival.

The escalating urban development, industrial growth, and population expansion pose significant threats to our environment. Consequently, safeguarding our region’s bushland and biodiversity has become more imperative than ever before.

This poses a unique challenge for our Council, as it must balance the needs of a growing population with the preservation and enhancement of our natural surroundings, attracting people to our region and supporting our precious ecosystems. Through strategic protection and enhancement of our bushland, ecosystems, and biodiversity, we can foster the growth and liveability of our region while simultaneously improving the quality of life for our community.

Flying Fox

Council is committed to the management of flying foxes around the Richmond Valley Council.


Koalas in the Northern Rivers region of Australia are facing significant challenges.

Invasive Species

Invasive species are non-native organisms that are introduced to an ecosystem and harm the environment, economy, and human health.

Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands

Richmond Park is a vital community asset situated in the regional town of Casino. It is enclosed by Queensland Road, West Street and the Casino Murwillumbah railway line. Within this expanse lies the Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands, an integral part of the Richmond Park. Serving as a natural haven, it offers protection and solace to assorted wildlife, including indigenous birds.

Have Your Say...

Quick Contact

"*" indicates required fields

Search Council's website

Type your search query here to find relevant pages on the Richmond Valley Council site.