A Christmas present for our threatened birds - new funding and how you can be involved.

We are pleased to announce we have successfully secured funding through the Australian Government 20 Million Trees Program to help restore habitat for four EPBC listed birds in the MMLAP region.

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Mallee Emu-Wren habitat will be one of the restoration priorities. Photo: Graeme Chapman

In January 2014, wildfires destroyed much of Billiatt wilderness area; key habitat for Malleefowl. This project 'Restoring habitat for four EPBC listed bird species' will help to buffer conservation estate properties to extend and protect remaining Malleefowl habitat in the SA Murray Mallee. A devolved grant scheme will allow for prioritisation of sites that individually provide patch scale outcomes whilst collectively contributing to landscape scale conservation benefits. Revegetation will improve connectivity between remnant stands of native vegetation & contribute over 52000 local native trees & shrubs that support habitat needs of other EPBC listed species including Red-Lored Whistler, Regent Parrot & Mallee Emu Wren. Landcare group members and individual landholders will be involved in planting & site maintenance.

We will be looking for landholders and groups interested in being involved in the project over the next few months. An expression of interest form is available from the MMLAP. Please contact us on mmlap@internode.on.net

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