Homecoming victory for threatened Malleefowl

“After NACC’s initial visit I was driving along the potential site and saw a pair of Malleefowl at the site we were planning to fence off” – Kaye Carson, NACC habitat fencing agreement holder.

Terry Carson and NACC Natural Resource Management Office Marieke Jansen on site.

If you were hoping to get the NACC team excited, then these words are right up there Kaye!

This exciting news came directly from local farmer Kaye Carson who is currently working with NACC to protect the habitat of threaten species, such as the vulnerable Malleefowl, on her property.

Kaye and her husband Terry are participants of NACC’s Habitat Fencing Program which has provided them with funding to fence-off areas that contained high value, good quality remnant vegetation on their property.

The Carson’s property in West Binnu contains a whopping 2,400 hectares of good quality remnant vegetation on the southern border of Kalbarri National Park.

NACC Natural Resource Management Office Marieke Jansen said “The site contains good quality vegetation that provides excellent habitat for native species, such as for Malleefowl, finches and wrens.”

The protective fencing will provide crucial habitat protection from grazing – as the Carson’s manage a sheep enterprise on the property, with a total stock of more than 4,000 sheep with lambs.

Marieke said that she was thrilled to hear from Kaye that she had already spotted Malleefowl on the property. “We hope to hear more good news like this further into the project,” she said.

This project is supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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