Opportunity for community to help one of Australia's unique native species
30 Oct 2019
Western Local Land Services together with Centre for Invasive Species Solutions is encouraging anyone with an interest in Malleefowl to come along to a Malleefowl mound monitoring training event where participants can be informed and help one of Australia’s most unique native birds.
The training event will give participants the chance to see how on-ground monitoring is carried out utilising the latest technology and techniques, and learn how to identify a Malleefowl mound, how to monitor them and how to support the national monitoring effort.
The training event will be held on Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November at Mt Hope with participants to meet at the Royal Mail Hotel at Mt Hope at 8 am on Saturday.
Camping at Mt Hope is available and a majority of the training will be done in the field.
Land Services Officer, Andrea Cashmere, is looking forward to getting some like-minded people together to take a look at how they can make a difference for the long term future of the Malleefowl.
“The training will be a great opportunity to give people specific information about Malleewfowl and monitoring, as well as information on monitoring equipment and the national monitoring database,” Ms Cashmere said.
“People in the Hillston, Cobar, Nymagee, Mt Hope and Euabalong areas are lucky to live close to this amazing bird and may have seen one in the wild.
“This area still has a good population and we need to monitor to it closely so we can guarantee its future.
“We will be heading out into the bush on both days to conduct some monitoring which will be an exciting and rewarding activity for the participants, particularly those new to monitoring.”
People interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Ms Cashmere on (02) 6967 2880 or via email by Wednesday 6 November.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.
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