Bellingen Council takes an active role in protecting and enhancing biodiversity through a number of programs to promote healthy native vegetation and provide wildlife habitat. This is particularly important as a large proportion of the shire is under National Park and State Forest tenure.

Endangered species within the shire include:

  • the Powerful Owl
  • Wompoo Pigeon
  • Rose Crown Fruit Dove
  • Black Necked Stork
  • Rainbow Pitta
  • Giant Barred Frog and 
  • Pink Underwing Moth

Download: Fact Sheet - Biodiversity of the Bellinger & Kalang River Systems (PDF)