16 November 2016
Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that six local land managers and community groups in the Northern Agricultural Region will receive grants for projects to improve the management and protection of the region’s globally significant flora and fauna.
Ms Price said NACC’s Biodiversity Community Grants are important to the Agricultural region’s environment.
“The Agricultural region is home to some of WA’s most beautiful fauna and flora,” Ms Price said.
“NACC’s Biodiversity Community Grants will protect local fauna and flora throughout the Agricultural region.
“Congratulations to all the successful applicants.”
NACC CEO Richard McLellan said “Conservation of this globally significant area is crucial.”
“Our region is home to Australia’s only internationally recognised hotspot, recognised worldwide for its wealth of natural diversity, particularly in plants – and it’s the people working on the land that can help make the biggest impact.”
“We also have three of Australia’s 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots in our region, so must do all that we can to protect these amazing natural assets. Working collaboratively we can ensure our natural ecosystems, habitats and landscapes are valued and resilient”, he said.
The groups who have been funded through the grants are spread across the region from Coorow in the south to Eurardy Reserve in the north. Three groups in Geraldton, as well as one in Yuna will also benefit from the grants.
Recipients of the NACC Biodiversity Community Grants 2016 Round Two
Shire of Coorow and Waddy Forest LCDC – $ 7,614 for Jam Bushland Reserve Rehabilitation.
Chapman River Friends – $ 3,675 for a project that looks into how common the Common Brushtail Possum is in the Chapman River catchment.
Friends of Geraldton Gardens – $2,000 to coordinate a plant identification workshop.
City of Greater Geraldton – $ 3,249 for trialling of different methods of Boxthorn control.
Yuna Farming Improvement Group – $ 7,815 to help fund the Yuna Farm Improvement Group 2017 Community Baiting Day.
Bush Heritage Australia – $10,000 for local provenance seed collection and seedling development at Eurardy Reserve.
Bush Heritage Australia – $ 9,040 to purchase motion-senor cameras for their National Adaptive Management Malleefowl Project.
The grants are supported by NACC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Kym Jefferies Kym.Jefferies@nacc.com.au (08) 9938 0100. High resolution photos are available upon request.