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Southern NSW landholders to be informed of malleefowls and why they are worth protecting

Landholders in Southern NSW are being encouraged to attend malleefowl information sessions that will be held at Buronga and Hillston in the middle of December.

The sessions, which it is hoped will lead to the establishment of a Southern NSW malleefowl recovery group, will cover a wide range of topics that will be of interest to those both familiar with and hoping to gain a greater understanding of the malleefowl.

Local Land Services Western Region Senior Land Services Officer, Ronni O’Donnell said the sessions would be highly valuable for all attendees.

“The aim is to give people a better understanding of the malleefowl, starting with the simple things like what they are, why they’re special and why they’re worth protecting,” Ms O’Donnell said.

“We will also look at why it is important to monitor malleefowl numbers, and what the potential outcomes could be from the data we collect.”

A number of expert speakers have been confirmed for the sessions, including National Malleefowl Coordinator Tim Burnard, Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group, President John Olsen and Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, Field Research Officer Jason Wishart.

The first session will be held on Monday 12 December, at the Local Land Services Buronga office, 32 Enterprise Way, Buronga.

The second session will be held on Wednesday 14 December, at the Hillston RSL Club, 111 High Street, Hillston.

Both sessions are free to attend, however you must register and RSVP by 7 December to Ms O’Donnell through ronni.odonnell@lls.nsw.gov.au or (03) 5021 9429.

Both sessions run from 10am to 3pm, and morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Ms O’Donnell on the above details, or visit the Local Land Services Western Region website for more information.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.