About the Friends
- Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater
- 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.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Three additional females have been observed collecting nest material in Yellingbo.
At Bunyip State Park, one female has been seen collecting nest material.
This is all good news for the breeding season.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change has recently granted the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) an extension of time for the Yellingbo Investigation. This will allow the VEAC members, with a majority of who only commenced on VEAC about two months ago, more time to give due consideration to the important issues and complexities that have emerged in the work done on the Investigation to date.
The Investigation is now due for completion by 31 July 2013 instead of 25 February 2013. As a result, the Draft Proposals Paper that was scheduled for publication in late August 2012 will be released in November or December 2012.
To receive updates and developments on the Yellingbo Investigation as they occur, please register for the VEAC mailing list here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Can you help?
If you see, hear or know anything please phone Yarra Junction police on (03) 5967 1104 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Read more here
Image: Swamp wallaby in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve
Photographer: S. Tardif
Sunday, June 10, 2012
This is an excerpt from The Sydney Morning Herald on 15 May 2012
Helmeted Honeyeaters and the species that co-exist with them aren't woodland birds, but it's encouraging to know that this study "..found a significant increase in bird biodiversity in areas where property owners had replanted native woodland vegetation or reduced livestock grazing and encouraged regrowth."
This is what the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater have been concentrating their efforts on for 23 years in Yellingbo and surrounds. How much difference has 750,000+ indigenous tubestock made we wonder... Anecdotally, a lot.
Thanks to everyone involved over those 23 years for their commitment and passion to conservation of our patch.
Friday, February 24, 2012
We don't know the answer to the latter question, but on 9 January 2012 he was spotted again by Bruce, DSE Senior Ornithologist (bird specialist). At that stage, he was 17 years and 2 months.
Amazing longevity for a little bird.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Water Sensitive Farm Design pilot program through Melbourne Water provides financial assistance and advice to land mangers to undertake on farm works that keeps soil and nutrients on farm and out of waterways. The innovative pilot program is part of Melbourne Water’s River Health Incentives Program. The program has been designed to improve on-farm management practices and support increased productivity, while helping to improve the health of waterways for the benefit of the broader community.The program is available to eligible land managers in the Woori Yallock catchment, however, flexibility exists for opportunities for landholders outside of these target areas. Funding is available for a range of works on farm up to $40,000 on a cost share basis
For further information please refer to the website
Or contact Clinton Muller 9235 2111 firstname.lastname@example.org