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Local Landholders Invited To Launch Of Community Conservation Initiative

Blog Post - Expanding Wildlife Corridors For Threatened Species
Landholders and interested community members in the Bigga and Tuena districts of NSW are invited to join the K2W Link partnership for the launch of Petaurus Connections, a community conservation initiative aimed at ensuring the long-term survival of threatened species across NSW's Gillindich-Wyangala landscape corridor.
 
The Squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis), the Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) and the Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) are all listed as threatened in NSW, and are now the focus of a community-based initiative aimed at securing these species in the wild for 100 years. Co-funded by FNPW and the NSW Government’s Saving Our Species program, the Petaurus Connections project (named after the charismatic Squirrel Glider) will build on the current Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link (K2W) BushConnect program. 

Over the next two years, landholders and the local community will be invited to get involved in a range of monitoring, surveying and corridor restoration works. The work undertaken to secure the future for these threatened species will also benefit a host of other species and improve biodiversity and productivity across the region.

Ecologists will work alongside field naturalists and community members to undertake a comprehensive study of the project area, helping to bridge knowledge gaps, assess habitat condition and threats and establish a record of resident species. The project team will also work with local landholders, offering training and incentives to enhance and protect habitat, manage pests and weeds, undertake fencing and re-vegetation works, and ongoing monitoring.

Petaurus Connections Information Sessions will be held at:

 4pm, Friday 30th August at Bigga Golf Club, Keverstone Street, Bigga NSW

10am, Saturday 31st August at Tuena Hall, Bathurst Street NSW

 

These are free events. Register at www.glideways.org.au

 

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