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Yellingbo, Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment, Australia
Have you ever wanted to contribute to conservation of a threatened species? The Helmeted Honeyeater is Victoria's state emblem and is listed as: 1. Critically endangered (DSE Advisory List Of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna In Victoria - 2007) 2. Threatened (Victorian Govt. Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) 3. Critically endangered (Federal Govt. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Can people make a difference to this bird's long-term survival? We believe anyone can. Check out the 'Take action' button on our homepage (www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au), then contact us for more details.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yarra4Life Woodlands & Biolinks Project - funding available

Expression of Interest for landholders has opened for this project that aims to protect, improve and increase the extent of woodlands and biolinks in the Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment.

Offering generous incentives to landholders to undertake activities such as fencing for stock exclusion, weed control, woodland and wildlife habitat enhancement and strategic revegetation.

Another complimentary target of the project is to create biolinks between the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and the other nearby environmentally significant reserves i.e. Kurth Kiln Regional Park to the south east, the Yarra Ranges National Park and Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve to the north and the Dandenong Ranges National Park to the west. This is to support and protect the threatened populations of wildlife – especially the Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeater’s Possum.

Applications are now open for Round 1 (closing 28 February 2010). More details and an application form at http://www.yarra4life.com.au/opportunities/landholders.aspx

Yarra4Life Woodlands & Biolink Project is funded by the Australian Government through Australian Government ‘Caring for our Country’ and the Judith Eardley Save Wildlife

Image: Map of project boundaries. See the website (above) for more details