Fauna, flora and ecosystem health

Ensuring that all South Australians are connected to nature is at the heart of Green Adelaide’s vision. This will be achieved by working with and supporting local government and the community to maintain and enhance Adelaide’s unique and biologically diverse environment.

Metropolitan South Australia is home to more than 1000 different plant species, as well as 300 bird, 60 fish, 40 mammal and 45 reptile species.

Helping these native flora and fauna to thrive is critical to ensuring a healthy, sustainable and resilient Adelaide for generations. Unfortunately, the introduction of pests, the clearance of habitats and the impacts of climate change create challenges that need to be overcome.

Green Adelaide will fund local government activities and provide grants to organisations and the community to deliver projects that support and create more habitat for native plants and animals across the urban area. It will support community activities such as the creation of bee hotels, lizard lounges and butterfly gardens, as well as recovery projects for threatened species.

Metropolitan South Australia is home to more than 1000 different plant species, as well as 300 bird, 60 fish, 40 mammal and 45 reptile species.

Creating more urban spaces for plants and animals to thrive in is just one of Green Adelaide’s seven priorities. Read more about the other priorities here.

More information

Keen to learn more about some of Adelaide’s native flora and fauna? Browse the links below.

Grey-headed flying foxes

Learn more about these interesting characters who have decided to call Adelaide home.

Grey-headed flying foxes - Green Adelaide

Fauna, flora and ecosystem health stories

Read about some of the important activities that have been undertaken by Green Adelaide’s grant recipients to support the health of plants and animals across metropolitan South Australia.

Grant Recipients and stories

Greening project increases school’s climate resilience

Greening project increases school’s climate resilience - Green Adelaide
 

Kent Town community group greens public street

Kent Town community group greens public street - Green Adelaide
 

One step closer to rewilding Adelaide’s Dry Creek

One step closer to rewilding Adelaide’s Dry Creek - Green Adelaide
 
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