About Us

The Wetlands Conservation Society Inc. (WCS) was formed in 1985.

Many of the founding members had been part of the campaign to protect the North Lake wetlands from the construction of Farrington Road in September 1984.

Farrington Road Blockade September 1984

Initially the Wetlands Conservation Society focussed on protection of the Beeliar Wetlands that are faced with ongoing threats. This campaign led to the establishment of the Beeliar Regional Park in the Cities of Melville, Cockburn and Kwinana.

The Wetlands Conservation Society established the Wetlands Management Conference which is held at Cockburn Wetlands Centre each February on World Wetlands Day.

Little Rush Lake
Lake Coogee

The Wetlands Conservation Society has now extended its campaign interests to wetland conservation throughout the State of Western Australia and it regularly makes submissions on development proposals, and policy and planning documents related to wetlands in WA. 

In addition to this, the Wetlands Conservation Society is represented on a variety of government and public committees involved with environmental issues.

Destruction of Watts Road Lake September 1985
Black Swan Bibra Lake