Discover why Byron Shire's natural environment and coastline is renowned for its natural beauty, being one of the richest and most diverse regions for native plants and animals in Australia.

Our region is known to support high numbers of rare or threatened plants and animals, with approximately 70 plant species and 90 animal species recognised as vulnerable or endangered. 

A combination of high rainfall, mild climate and variation in topography, geology, and altitude support a diverse range of ecosystems.

Find out about the work we are doing to protect and manage the natural environment and biodiversity of the Byron Shire.