Close to $100,000 in funding awarded to projects helping save our Aussie species
Landcare Australia is pleased to announce that 10 Habitat Restoration Grants have been awarded to groups and organisations around Australia. Each grant will go towards projects that are protecting the habitats of our native animals, including those that are threatened or endangered. Some projects include reducing the fox population across King Parrot Creek catchment, constructing habitat for the southern cassowary, mahogany glider, and white throated snapping turtles, increasing resilience for endangered frogs, enhancing the habitat and reducing threats to the endangered North Coast emu population, and more. This funding was made possible through Landcare Australia’s Workplace Giving Program.
King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project
Recipient: Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (VIC)
Project aim: To reduce the impact of foxes and feral cats on biodiversity throughout the King Parrot Creek catchment.
One Tree Matters Project
Recipient: Brettacorp Inc. (QLD)
Project aim: To enhance, create and bolster biodiversity at the rehabilitation site to develop habitat and nature reserves for wildlife, including the southern cassowary and mahogany glider.
Habitat Restoration at Westgate Park
Recipient: Friends of Westgate Park Inc. (VIC)
Project aim: To revegetate 1.5 hectares of badly degraded and weed infested land that was previously a road reserve with a drainage channel, improving biodiversity and habitat.
Riparian Habitat Restoration in Port Macquarie
Recipient: Port Macquarie Landcare Group (NSW)
Project aim: Restoring habitat across 5.4ha of riparian bushland, closing the gaps in critical green corridors and helping koalas to live and move safely in suburbia.
Creating Waterbird Habitat at Lake Towerrinning Wetlands
Recipient: Blackwood Basin Group (WA)
Project aim: To significantly enhance wetland habitat for bird species through revegetation, protection of existing habitat, and the creation and installation of three floating islands.
Habitat Enhancement to Support the Endangered Coastal Emu
Recipient: Bungawalbyn Landcare (NSW)
Project aim: To enhance habitat and reduce threats to the endangered north coast emu population in the Bungawalbyn Catchment of Northern NSW.
Restoring Breeding Habitat for Kuranda’s Endangered Frogs
Recipient: Kuranda Envirocare (QLD)
Project aim: To protect biodiversity with projects focussed on monitoring habitat for rainforest-specific birds and local endangered frogs, and raising community awareness.
Restoring Corridors and Improving Links to Turtle Habitat
Recipient: Isis Landcare Group Inc (QLD)
Project aim: To address creek bank system health, gully erosion control, natural habitat restoration, and revegetation and wildlife corridor continuation for both land and aquatic species, including the white-throated snapping turtle.
Habitat Enhancement of the Endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterfly
Recipient: Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Inc. (QLD)
Project aim: To establish the birdwing butterfly vine at strategic locations within the Stanley River catchment.
Rehabilitation of Corridors to Connect Significant Areas of Remnant Vegetation
Recipient: Wellstead Community Resource Centre (WA)
Project aim: To install 5ha of provenance flora species in buffer plantings and wildlife corridors reconnecting over 180ha of high diversity remnant vegetation, with the goal of protecting the species rich, remnant vegetation.