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    13010: Protecting on-farm remnant vegetation to enhance wildlife habitat, in the West Midlands area (stage 2)

    490ha of native vegetation will be protected in the West Midlands region - securing valuable habitat of the iconic Carnaby's black cockatoo. Courtesy West Midlands Group.
    490ha of native vegetation will be protected in the West Midlands region - securing valuable habitat of the iconic Carnaby's black cockatoo. Courtesy West Midlands Group.

    The West Midlands region has exceptional species richness, particularly in and near the Mt Lesueur National Park and areas surrounding Eneabba. Much of its vegetation is low heath or scrub heath, and has long been recognised as important.

    Since settlement, 53 per cent of vegetation in the area has been cleared to make way for agriculture, mining and other development.

    This project aims to protect a portion of the remaining remnant vegetation, which exists on privately owned land. This will help protect rare and endemic species and provide wildlife movement corridors.

    The West Midlands Group will work with landholders and supporting partner organisations to:

    • install 12km of fencing by providing incentives to landholders in the form of voluntary agreements, to protect approximately 490ha of native vegetation
    • create site management plans with short and long term measures to actively conserve sites
    • offer and coordinate Land for Wildlife surveys of protected bush blocks
    • establish photo monitoring stations for each site
    • provide landholders with interesting facts on the flora of the region.
    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: West Midlands Group
    Project duration: January 2014 - December 2014
    Location: Privately owned remnant vegetation, east of Eneabba, in the West Midlands Region 290km north of Perth

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