Habitat protection

Habitat protection

Landcare in East Gippsland has received a$150,000 grant from Landcare Australia with funding from News Corp Australia for supporting environmental bushfire recovery.
The grant aims to contribute to habitat protection, enhancement, and augmentation on private property in fire-affected areas of East Gippsland, including the far east. 
Landcare will be working with rural communities and landholders to promote bushfire recovery and rebuilding of habitat for local threatened wildlife in East Gippsland through tree planting, raising nest boxes, weed management and building protective fencing.
Wildlife has slowly been recovering, but bouncing back from a crisis like this takes time and will continue to require support from the community.
Native species like the glossy black cockatoo, koala and the ground parrot have lost a majority of their habitat, and have even been sighted outside of their habitat area looking for food.
With the funding available, Landcare is rallying up local landholders to contribute to the recovery and protection of native wildlife habitat in East Gippsland by planting trees on their property.
If you are a landholder interested in being a part of this bushfire recovery project, an Expression of Interest form can be collected from the Landcare office in Orbost.
You do not have to be a member of Landcare to participate.

IMAGE: Kookaburras are among the numerous native wildlife still bouncing back following last summer’s Black Summer Bushfires. (PS)


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