Biodiversity refers to the diversity of life at all levels, genetic, species, community and ecosystem. Biodiversity is a fundamental part of healthy and functional ecosystems upon which our planet and lives depend.

Hunter’s Hill Council is extremely fortunate to be home to a variety of native flora and fauna. While over 350 plant species have been recorded in the bushland of Hunters Hill, many plants are now locally and regionally scarce due to the significant reduction and fragmentation caused by urban development. These plants provide essential habitat for native animals including possums, over 120 recorded species of birds, and reptiles such as blue-tongue lizards and red-bellied black snakes.