A recognised national biodiversity hotspot, the City of Karratha is renowned for its spectacular landscapes and world class recreational experiences. Through environmental sustainability initiatives and biodiversity conservation, the City manages and improves our natural and urban environment now and for future generations.
Local Biodiversity Strategy
The City’s Local Biodiversity Strategy is almost complete. The Local Biodiversity Strategy aims to identify significant natural areas and determine methods to conserve them for the long term. The project has involved an extensive community consolation process, a desktop study and natural area training for Aboriginal Rangers.
Desk top surveying revealed that there are approximately 3338 biological species in the Karratha municipality, with 88 of those are found nowhere else in the world!
These results, combined with community values identified during public consultation, revealed that approximately 71 sites need on ground assessment. These sites will be assessed for disturbance factors such as weeds, rubbish dumping, feral animals and illegal off-road vehicle tracks.