Work underway to rehabilitate Eastern Regent Parrot flyways
17 May 2018
Western Local Land Services is working in partnership with the Office of Environment and Heritage to link remnant vegetation for Eastern Regent Parrots to travel between breeding and feeding sites.
The work, which is currently being undertaken on a road reserve on Tapalin Mail Road, near Euston, will continue until the end of June 2018 while additional projects will be carried out in other areas over the next three years.
The work being undertaken is particularly important as Eastern Regent Parrots are listed as endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
As Eastern Regent Parrots prefer to travel between treed flight corridors and are reluctant to fly over open areas, weed and rabbit control will be conducted at the site and habitat will be bolstered by planting tubestock and direct seeding of preferred species in this corridor.
Western Local Land Services Officer, Karin Sluiter believes the work that is carried out through this project will present many benefits for years to come.
“A lot of planning has gone into this project to ensure we have targeted the right area that will result in great outcomes for the Eastern Regent Parrot population,” Ms Sluiter said.
“The work will give the Eastern Regent Parrot the best opportunity to increase in population which is very pleasing.
“Anything that can be done to help flora or fauna, especially if it is on the endangered or critically endangered list, can only be a good thing and we encourage landholders and community members to get involved where possible.”
If you have Eastern Regent Parrots on your property and would be interested in getting involved in similar projects in the future, contact Ms Sluiter on (03) 5021 9459 or via email.
This project is supported by Western Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.