Recovery of threatened and iconic aquatic species
The Murray region is home to a number of threatened and iconic aquatic species, including fish and frogs, which play an important role in our landscape. These species were previously found in greater numbers and over a larger range than they are currently. The main threats to these species include habitat loss, barriers to fish movements, pest animals and disease.
Management activities to improve the resilience of these species are being carried out to ensure these species remain viable into the future.
What are we doing?
Murray Local Land Services is working with partner organisations and community groups to
- Secure the survival of a small population of macquarie perch living in Mannus creek
- Protect and enhance the habitat of booroolong frogs and southern pygmy perch living in Coppabella creek
- Establish populations of threatened small-bodied native fish and eel-tailed catfish in the Deniliquin Lagoons system
How can you help?
You can help protect and enhance habitat for threatened and iconic species in and around water bodies by:
- fencing out stock
- planting native vegetation
- providing alternative watering points
- controlling weeds & pests
- managing bank, streambed and gully erosion
- leaving fallen timber and snags for habitat
Susanne Watkins - 02 6051 2234
Josh Campbell - 03 5881 9935
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