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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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What happens beyond the locked gates?

What goes on beyond the locked Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve gates? 

Does it really matter if one species goes extinct?

Come and find out - Wed 20 Aug 2014

Helmeted Honeyeater - image B.Tardif
Spotted Pardalote - image B.Tardif
The Helmeted Honeyeater Recovery Program, Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Zoos Victoria and BirdLife Australia’s Threatened Bird Network are holding a workshop where you can learn more about the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater. Find out what you can do to assist with the Helmeted Honeyeaters recovery and how the work undertaken also protects many other threatened species that co-exist with it. 

When: Wednesday 20 August 2014
Where: 1217 Macclesfield Road, Yellingbo (Melway ref: 305 G11)
Times: 10.00am (for a 10.30 start) to 3.00pm (including 1.30-3.00 for planting Helmeted Honeyeater habitat)
           Morning tea and lunch provided (please RSVP so we can cater accordingly)
Bring along: binoculars and gumboots if you have them and hat/sunscreen/raincoat 
RSVP: Limited places available. Please RSVP by Wednesday 13 August 2014, to Meg Cullen, BirdLife Australia, meghan.cullen@birdlife.org.au