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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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

18 Helmeted Honeyeaters set free

A corroboree in the sun just after release: making friends
Yesterday 18 captive bred Helmeted Honeyeaters from Healesville Sanctuary were released into the wild at Yellingbo, joining the 130 birds located there.

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A team of 70+ volunteers are now springing into action to help support and monitor these birds under the direction of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's Senior Scientist Ornithology.

How can you join this dedicated team? Email us for more information.

Image: Merryn Kelly

Friday, September 4, 2015

Do you plant here often?

Landcare for Singles – Yellingbo

When: Sunday 13th September from 10.30am – 2pm

Where: Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, Macclesfield Rd, Yellingbo Melway ref: 306 A8

What: Planting to restore habitat for the endangered state bird emblem - the Helmeted Honeyeater..and…who knows….maybe meeting that someone special.

Register online

Further Details: Upon registration, further details regarding the day will be sent to you.

Enquiries: yvlandcare@bigpond.com mob: 0488 766 113

This Event is hosted by the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, with support from the Macclesfield Landcare Group and coordinated by the Yarra Ranges Landcare Network.

This event has been made possible through a PPWCMA Community Grant.