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    09041: Mt Marshall malleefowl awareness

    Remlap Station Malleefowl survey group 2011. Courtesy Alan Thompson
    Remlap Station Malleefowl survey group 2011. Courtesy Alan Thompson

    Malleefowl were once found throughout the southern half of Australia. Threats from feral animals and loss of habitat through fire and land clearing have lead to a dramatic decline in population numbers. The malleefowl is now regarded as threatened nationally and 'rare or likely to become extinct' in WA.

    With funding from the State NRM Program, the Shire of Mt Marshall, in partnership with the Malleefowl Preservation Group, established a national survey site for ongoing monitoring of the local malleefowl population. Records of malleefowl distribution, abundance and habitat condition were collected, allowing for better planning, management and protection of the species.

    Awareness programs were also delivered to the local community and schools to expand their knowledge of the malleefowl.

    Investment: $ 15 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 26 841
    Other contribution: $ 4 800
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Mt Marshall
    Project duration: May 2010 - September 2011
    Location: Shire of Mt Marshall

    Major project achievements

    • Malleefowl awareness program delivered at Beacon and Bencubbin Primary Schools.
    • Information sessions presented to local residents in Beacon and Bencubbin.
    • Survey of malleefowl at Remlap Station completed to national standards and results sent to the National Malleefowl Recovery Team database.
    • Long-term monitoring points established at Remlap Station for annual monitoring and reporting to the National Malleefowl Recovery Team database.

    Project partners

    Malleefowl Preservation Group

    More information

    Shire of Mt Marshall (08) 9685 1202 or nrmo@mtmarshall.wa.gov.au

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