Mel, Christine and Jordon travelled to Geraldton to attend the Threatened Species Forum in September. At the Forum, Mel and Christine showcased our Farmers for Fauna project which supports landholders with feral animal control and capacity building opportunities, which in turn benefits Numbat and Woylie populations in Dryandra Woodland. This project is a partnership between PHCC, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Project Numbat.
The Threatened Species Forum was an amazing opportunity for to learn about on-ground activities and research that support the recovery of Western Australia’s threatened animals and plants and the learnings will benefit our Numbat Neighbourhood Project (funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program) which aims to achieve the outcome ensuring by 2023 we have stabilised or improved the trajectory of the numbat population through working with our project partners.
Following the Forum, Mel & Christine attended a field trip to the Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary (near Paynes Find). Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary is owned and run by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and provides refuge for threatened plant and mammal species. The scenery is breath taking and the work AWC is doing is so important for the survival of WA’s threatened species.
Thanks to NACC for organising such a great event.