10023: Improving habitat and connectivity in the farming landscape for birds in the Moore River catchment
Recent fencing of remnant vegetation and revegetation in the Moore River catchment has contributed to protecting habitat and improving habitat condition. This project will monitor birdlife to demonstrate the effectiveness of fencing to improve habitat.
Bird surveys are an excellent performance indicator of habitat value. In addition, landholders are often more likely to relate to the needs of birds (animal life) than to the needs of remnant vegetation (plant life).
Taking the needs of birdlife into consideration serves the purpose of protecting both vegetation and less noticed but equally important animals. With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will:
- provide incentives for fencing and revegetation of strategic sites
- produce a DVD, discussing the attributes of bird habitats on surveyed farms
- encourage landholders to include biodiversity considerations in their land management decision making.
|Investment:||$ 30 300|
|Other contribution:||$ 29 750|
|Delivery organisation:||Moore Catchment Council|
|Project duration:||November 2011 - September 2012|
|Location:||Sub-catchments in the central zone of the Moore River catchment, Northern Agricultural region|
Major project achievements
Project built onto previous work, providing new baseline data to demonstrate effectiveness of revegetation and strategic sites.
Two 'conservation-reliant' species, theWestern Thornbill and Grey Shrike-thrush, were detected within the 11-year old remnant.
Protection and revegetation of corridors that linked to larger areas of remnant vegetation.
The importance of remnant vegetation and need to conserve is outlined within the project.
Necessity of more than just large reserves, implementing corridors adequate for species movement.
Long-term projects with continual support and funding enable successful projects.
Moore Catchment Council; Landholder; Community Volunteers.
Moore Catchment Council or (08) 9653 1355