Threatened species are a particular focus for Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.
Northern Tablelands Koala Recovery Strategy
The Northern Tablelands Koala Recovery Strategy project seeks to address the deficit of reliable information on Koala populations and their status in the region. The strategy guides future research and planning to avert decline of Koala populations on the Northern Tablelands and enables strategic delivery of on ground incentives.
Turning the Tide on the Regent Honeyeater
The Turning the Tide on the Regent Honeyeater project is conducting monitoring and habitat restoration to help protect the species. Available data suggests that the current Regent Honeyeater population sits between 250 and 350 in the wild and that population decline is ongoing. Monitoring in recent years has uncovered some previously unknown Regent Honeyeater breeding locations around Inverell and Emmaville.
The Turtles Forever project, which works to protect the endangered Bell’s Turtle, releases baby turtles into their natural environment. The project also protects nests in the wild. The greatest threat to the survival of Bell's Turtles is foxes as they raid turtles nests and eat the eggs before they hatch. The Turtles Forever project has fostered a unique collaboration between farmers, UNE, Local Land Services, ecologists and two detection dogs.