Bushland and Biodiversity
The flora and fauna of Mosman are among the major attractions of the area. A comprehensive flora and fauna survey of Mosman’s bushland areas, undertaken as part of Council’s Bushland Management Review, identified 430 species of flora and 221 species of fauna in Mosman.
- Bushland Management
Mosman’s bushland is a significant part of its heritage. Council’s Open Space Team manages bushland sites using current best practice guidelines aimed at creating natural, highly diverse sustainable areas. To achieve this Council utilises both professional and volunteer bush regenerators.
- Bushcare Volunteers
Bushcare is an environmental program supported by Mosman Council that encourages the community to participate in the protection and restoration of remnant urban bushland.
- Flora and Fauna Survey
What flora and fauna is currently present in Mosman-managed bushland areas. The survey looked at 22 larger bushland sites containing mainly remnant urban bushland and 84 road sites containing remnant urban bushland, weeds or landscaped gardens.
- Bush Rats
The Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes) is a small Australian nocturnal mammal. Mosman Council, Taronga Zoo and the National Parks & Wildlife Service are engaged in a collaborative project to reintroduce the native rat to Mosman’s bushland areas.
- Injured or orphaned wildlife
What to do if you find an injured or orphaned native animal, and how to assist animal rescue efforts.
- 10 things you can do to improve Mosman's biodiversity
Let’s celebrate Mosman’s and the world’s amazing biodiversity. Here are ten things you can do to improve the biodiversity of Mosman.