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On September 7, the 2007 Threatened Species Network Community Grants recipients were announced. The Grants are joint initiative of the Natural Heritage Trust and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Summaries are listed by state, below.
Project title: Working with Communities to Monitor Swift Parrots in nominated Important Bird Areas in NSW
- Grant: $31,818
- Proponent: Friends of the Swift Parrot
- Project description: This project will increase capacity for the local community to participate in woodland bird conservation through awareness-raising workshops and on-ground work. Schools, Indigenous groups and Traditional Owners and other land holders will form a network, with actions concentrated in four nominated Important Bird Areas in NSW.
Project title: Purple Copper Butterfly Habitat Restoration and Fire Research
- Grant: $16,136
- Proponent: Friends of the Purple Copper Butterfly
- Project description: The Purple Copper Butterfly has a very limited distribution due to its close association with Bursaria spinosa ssp. Lasiophylla which grows above 900 m above sea level. Many sites are found on private land and for the butterfly
to persist, these must be protected and habitat optimised through weed control and revegetation.
Project title: Rouchel Community Grassy Box Woodland Enhancement Program
- Grant: $14,522
- Proponent: Main Camp Recreation Reserve Trust
- Project description: The project aims to implement a habitat enhancement program and to increase the understanding of the local
community of the value of the White Box - Yellow Box, Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native
Grassland. The project objectives will be achieved by community involvement in the removal of environmental
weeds, feral animal control, supplementary revegetation works and native fauna-friendly fencing focusing on the
publicly owned lands (cemetery, road corridors, public school and recreation grounds) of Upper Rouchel (Hunter
Project title: Raising Quoll Awareness in the Glen Innes District
- Grant: $16,136
- Proponent: Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee
- Project description: Conflicts between Quolls and landholders are a significant issue in Quoll conservation. This project will educate the
community about improving bird cages/pens to protect from Quoll predation, and will conduct pre and post-activity
community survey to gauge an understanding of Quoll awareness and attitudes towards Quolls.
Project title: Habitat Restoration and Micro-climate Roosting Preferences of the Grey-headed Flying-fox
- Grant: $7,868
- Proponent: Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc
- Project description: This project focuses on the micro-climate preferences of roosting Grey-headed Flying Foxes (GHFF) within the
greater Sydney region by looking at the difference in habitat characteristics between the inside and the outer
extremities of six GHFF camps. Bush regeneration will continue outside the Ku-ring-gai GHFF camp area and the
Society will continue to provide information to other groups involved in GHFF conservation.
Project title: Creating Regent Honeyeater Habitat incorporating Box-Gum Woodland
- Grant: $8,864
- Proponent: Upper Gwydir Landcare Association and Bingara Local Landcare
- Project description: This project aims to revegetate a mostly-cleared riparian area with flora species recommended as habitat for the
Regent Honeyeater, to recreate Box-Gum Woodland, and to raise awareness in the wider community of this
threatened community and the Regent Honeyeater, so that sightings are reported and habitat retained and
Project title: Conservation of Blue Gum High Forest at Loreto Normanhurst
- Grant: $12,727
- Proponent: Loreto Normanhurst Green Team
- Project description: This project aims to conserve, regenerate and promote the Blue Gum High Forest and Sydney Turpentine Ironbark
Forest at Loreto, Normanhurst. This will be done through the development and implementation of a vegetation
management plan, on ground bush regeneration works and community education and awareness activities.
Project title: Spreading Threatened Wildflowers through Innovation with Engaged Communities
- Grant: $12,027
- Proponent: Friends of Iramoo
- Project description: This project will use recently developed techniques to prepare soil for maximum wildflower growth, seed production
and seedling recruitment. Upgraded plant nursery facilities will allow volunteers to propagate and plant six
endangered wildflower species.
Project title: Little Desert Malleefowl Distribution and Researching Monitoring Sites
- Grant: $10,309
- Proponent: Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group Inc.
- Project description: This project aims to map the distribution of Malleefowl by searching for Malleefowl prints along sandy tracks in Little Desert. It will also continue the Malleefowl site research work started in 2005 by the Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group Inc. (VMRG) involving Greencorps and community groups.
Project title: Wildlife Corridors for the Tiger Quoll at Wonyip
- Grant: $30,400
- Proponent: Wonyip Landcare Group
- Project description: This project will survey the current Tiger Quoll status and provide habitat corridors along small creeks and gullies,
which are largely under pine. In the longer term we will establish a major corridor between two critical creeks.
Project title: Securing Southern Brown Bandicoot Populations Around Westernport
- Grant: $13,636
- Proponent: Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd.
- Project description: This project aims to expand extant populations of Southern Brown Bandicoot in the Melbourne-Westernport region
by establishing management strategies to ensure continuity of effort, reducing fox predation, extending habitat with
understorey plantings with substantial community awareness programs. Distribution and abundance of bandicoots
will be monitored by local volunteers aided by scientific validation.
Project title: Protecting Southern Brown Bandicoot - Bayles, Victoria
- Grant: $9,091
- Proponent: Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc.
- Project description: The project aims to protect and enhance Bandicoot Corner, a core area of habitat for the Southern Brown
Bandicoot managed by the Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc. (CEC). Activities will include habitat restoration,
predator control including a fox baiting program, and community engagement through the development of
education/interpretive facilities and field days for the community.
Project title: Indigenous Plantings for Swift Parrot Habitat
- Grant: $1,475
- Proponent: Castlemaine Golf Club
- Project description: This is part one of a four stage project. The project aims to provide suitable habitat and conservation for Swift
Parrots in the area.
Project title: Extending and Enhancing Habitat Corridors for the Endangered Pink Underwing Moth Phylllodes imperialis
- Grant: $36,363
- Proponent: Barung Landcare Association Inc.
- Project description: This project aims to engage and educate the local community in addressing fragmentation of the only known
breeding site of Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis) through corridor establishment and habitat rehabilitation.
Project title: Fitzroy River Turtle Conservation Project
- Grant: $19,618
- Proponent: Greening Australia Queensland (Inc.)
- Project description: This project will directly benefit the turtle’s population through nest protection, weed control and fencing. The
project will also raise awareness of a locally threatened species.
Project title: Protecting threatened flora and fauna at Myall Park Botanic Garden
- Grant: $5,245
- Proponent: Myall Park Botanic Garden Ltd
- Project description: This project intends to reduce damage to high value botanic specimens, some rare and threatened, being grazed
by rabbits, hares, kangaroos and wallabies during an extended drought period. The project will also address the
threat of fox and cat predation of a rare Yakka Skink colony at the site.
Project title: Cassowary Habitat Recovery Project Daintree
- Grant: $18,182
- Proponent: Australian Rainforest Foundation
- Project description: The project involves nursery production in cooperation with local nurseries and seed collectors (i.e. the Daintree
Cassowary Care Group), large-scale site preparation, and native vegetation planting to rehabilitate degraded and
cleared Cassowary habitat on Australian Rainforest Foundation owned land in the Daintree. This will provide food
trees for Cassowaries and connectivity with the nearby Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and National Park. The
project aims to establish a long-term weed and pest management regime and the development and delivery of
educational and training-based programs for the local community.
Project title: Big Maria Creek Cassowary Revegetation Project
- Grant: $10,364
- Proponent: C4-Community for Cassowary and Coastal Conservation Inc.
- Project description: This project aims to revegetate a significant area of Cassowary habitat, providing a corridor for movement of the
species. The project encompasses community involvement and community education about the importance of
specific native plants to Cassowary conservation.
Project title: Buff-breasted Button-quail Conservation Project
- Grant: $11,964
- Proponent: Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland
- Project description: This project will assist in determining the status of the Buff-breasted Button-quail and will contribute to information
required to develop a national recovery plan for the species. Activities will include surveying, trapping and radio-tracking.
Project title: Recovering Threatened Species Habitats along the Hindmarsh River
- Grant: $22,727
- Proponent: Hindmarsh Tiers Biodiversity Group
- Project description: This project will recover critical habitat for four nationally threatened plant species, a threatened ecological
community, and two threatened fish species along the Hindmarsh River, South Australia. The project will implement
urgent on-ground actions at priority sites to recover threatened biodiversity on public and private land through a
partnership of government, community groups and landholders.
Project title: Controlled Burning of Strategic Firebreaks to Protect Critical Habitat on Gluepot Reserve
- Grant: $5,816
- Proponent: Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve
- Project description: Threatened species such as Black-eared Miner, Malleefowl and several other declining Mallee species require old
growth Mallee that has remained unburnt for several decades. This project will put in place strategic firebreaks (as
detailed in the 'Bookmark Mallee Fire Management Plan' and endorsed by the National Black-eared Miner
Recovery Team), to help protect this vital habitat.
Project title: Hartley Hotspots Projects
- Grant: $25,424
- Proponent: Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Board Inc.
- Project description: This project aims is to protect and manage 30 ha of EPBC listed Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands with Lomandra effusa grassland understorey over three sites. Focus will be on the conservation of Eucalyptus odorata and Allocasuarina verticillata in open woodland. Management will include fencing, technical advice, threat
abatement and associated community awareness raising and engagement activities covering a further 100 ha of
known and potential Caladenia colorata and Olearia pannosa sites in the Hartley area.
Project title: Protection of Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps
- Grant: $15,091
- Proponent: Conservation Council of South Australia
- Project description: This project will actively manage and protect Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps and Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emuwren habitat on properties in the vicinity of Hope Forest to Mt Compass, which comprises the Tookyerta and
Finniss catchments. This will be achieved through fencing and environmental weed control.
Project title: Southern Bell Frog Habitat Restoration
- Grant: $17,133
- Proponent: Ducks Unlimited Australia Pty Ltd trading as Wetland Care Australia
- Project description: The target population of Southern Bell Frogs is small and isolated and is of extremely high conservation
significance. It is restricted to 9 ha of a single swamp. This project aims to recreate habitat in a neighboring,
previously grazed swamp that has been fenced off and placed under a conservation agreement. Natural
recolonisation or translocation would then be able to establish additional sub-populations.
Project title: Implementing Southern Emu-wren Recovery Actions, Eyre Peninsula, SA
- Grant: $8,257
- Proponent: Southern Eyre Birds Inc.
- Project description: The project implements two priority recovery objectives from the draft Eyre Peninsula Southern Emu-Wren
(EPSEW) Recovery Plan: population monitoring and increasing community and stakeholder awareness. The
project will continue long term population monitoring and provide for a community field day and on ground works.
Project title: Restoring the Edges - Protecting the Brixton Street Wetlands
- Grant: $3,600
- Proponent: Friends of Brixton Street Wetlands
- Project description: The objective of the project is to restore the cover of native vegetation and improve habitat for threatened plant
species along the disturbed edge of Brixton Street Wetlands, and to reverse the degrading processes currently
impacting the site. The project aims to control an assemblage of weeds, and to direct seed the sites with native
species grown from seed collected in the wetlands during the summer.
Project title: Protecting Habitat for Vulnerable Mallee Flora and Fauna
- Grant: $34,105
- Proponent: The Malleefowl Preservation Group Inc.
- Project description: This project involves fencing remnant vegetation and creating corridors to link important habitat remnants in the
Gnowangerup region. In addition to their natural resource management and biodiversity values, these small
remnants support populations of vulnerable flora and fauna species.
Project title: Malleefowl Recovery at Charles Darwin and Eurardy Reserves
- Grant: $14,091
- Proponent: Australian Bush Heritage Fund (Bush Heritage Australia)
- Project description: This project aims to boost Malleefowl populations by minimising threats and improving habitat through pest control
and fire management. It also seeks to increase local understanding and encourage threatened species habitat
Project title: Rehabilitation of Newly Acquired Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat
- Grant: $5,727
- Proponent: Friends of the western Swamp Tortoise, Inc.
- Project description: This project will revegetate a newly acquired area, previously owned by Midland Brick, to make it suitable for the
critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise (WST). The project will improve WST habitat and enhance the
Ellenbrook Nature Reserve.
Project title: Prepare Wadderin Sanctuary for Reintroduction of Red-tailed Phascogale
- Grant: $10,518
- Proponent: Wadderin Committee
- Project description: The Narembeen farming community is in the last stages of fencing the 520 ha Wadderin Sanctuary to exclude
predators with the aim of reintroducing the lost fauna of the central Wheatbelt. This project will complete the
fencing, eliminate foxes and feral cats, and complete preparations for the first reintroduction the endangered Red-tailed Phascogale.
Project title: Fencing Remnant Vegetation Malleefowl Habitat, Latham Western Australia
- Grant: $9,826
- Proponent: North Central Malleefowl Preservation Group (NCMPG)
- Project description: This project will extend habitat protection for Malleefowl populations on Warrah Farm, Latham, Western Australia
by completing fencing of 310 ha of remnant vegetation on Victoria Loc 4010. In addition, the NCMPG will protect
important flora and fauna species identified through three professional surveys completed at Latham 1997 to 2002.
Project title: Swift Parrot Nest Site Identification
- Grant: $26,114
- Proponent: Tasmanian Conservation Trust
- Project description: This project will build the capacity of the Tasmanian community to assist in the implementation of key actions from
the Swift Parrot Recovery Plan 2001-2005, including the most important and urgent action of identifying and
protecting nest sites. This project will increase the numbers of volunteers and improve their knowledge and skills.
The information collected during the project will be used by state and local government agencies to assist with
strategic planning and management decisions.
Project title: Wankurra (Golden Bandicoot) Translocation Project
- Grant: $29,455
- Proponent: Marthakal Homelands Resource Association
- Project description:
- The Gumurr Marthakal Rangers and Traditional Owners of the Wessel Islands will work collaboratively with
scientists from the NT Department of Natural Resources Environments and the Arts and Northern Land Council
Caring for Country Unit to translocate 20 Golden Bandicoots from the only known site in the NT (Marchinbar Island) to establish a second population on the ecologically suitable Guluwuru Island. This action is a management
response to reduce the risk of losing the Golden Bandicoot population in the NT if feral cats were to be introduced
to Marchinbar Island.
Project title: Threatened Species Survey and Management on the Waanyi Garawa Aboriginal Land Trust
- Grant: $32,601
- Proponent: Northern Land Council
- Project description: This project involves baseline surveys and on-ground actions (fire management), and will help in establishing an
Indigenous Ranger group and developing a fire management plan. The survey will target areas where Carpentarian
Grasswrens have been previously recorded, and sites that potentially contain Carpentarian Rock-rats, Northern
Quolls and Gouldian Finches.
Project title: Protecting Populations of the Yellow-snouted Ground Gecko on Pastoral Leases from Wildfire
- Grant: $6,273
- Proponent: Mr Ted Johansen
- Project description: The purpose of this project is to manage and monitor the Yellow-snouted Ground Gecko Diplodactylus occultus on
the three sites that are currently known, all on privately managed land, in collaboration with the lease manager.
This will involve creating fire breaks, establishing long-term monitoring plots, and raising awareness amongst the
broader community of the impacts of contemporary fire regimes on this species and broader biodiversity. The
methods used to monitor the population have been developed in partnership with the NT Biodiversity Unit and NT
Museum and Art Gallery.