Black cockatoos, Murray hardyhead and the Black-eared Miner are set to benefit from $724,547 in funding for four projects in Mallee thanks to the Morrison-Joyce Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan.
Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the Coalition’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan delivers practical action on the ground to protect more than 60 priority threatened species.
“Projects announced today will also drive forward action under the Government’s recently announced Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan, which sets a pathway to coordinate practical conservation efforts for our threatened species,” Dr Webster said.
“These community-led activities will help improve the trajectory of our most precious native wildlife with a range of flow on benefits for other species that share the same habitat.”
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said conservation and restoration projects across Australia have been allocated a share of $12 million funding through the $100 million Environment Restoration Fund.
“This includes action to restore and create important habitat, captive breeding programs to boost populations as well as new feral cat and fox management initiatives to reduce pressures from invasive predators.
Projects to receive funding in Mallee include:
|Funding Recipient||Project Description||Grant Amount|
|Birdlife Australia||Renovation Revival for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
|Ozfish Unlimited Limited||Habitat actions to safeguard the Endangered Murray Hardyhead
|Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board||Protecting the Black-eared Miner from extinction due to hybridisation||$125,267|
|Nature Glenelg Pty Ltd||Boom or bust: coordinated species-level actions to recover Murray Hardyhead