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Opportunity for community to help one of Australia's unique native species

Western Local Land Services is encouraging anyone with an interest in Malleefowls to come along to its Malleefowl mound monitoring training event where participants can be informed and help one of Australia’s unique native species.

The training event, which will be held on Saturday 9 November (10 am – 2:30 pm) and Sunday 10 November (8 am – 4 pm) at 32 Enterprise Way, Buronga (Western Local Land Services office), will include a field trip to the Mallee Cliffs National Park.

The field trip on the Sunday will allow participants to get hands-on experience monitoring mounds.

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.

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 some basic information about Malleewfowl and monitoring, as well as more specific information on monitoring equipment and the national monitoring database,” Ms Cashmere said.

“On the second day of the training event we will head to the Mallee Cliffs National Park 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, for catering and transport purposes, to Ms Cashmere on (02) 6967 2880 or via email, by Friday 1 November.

Western Local Land Services would like to thank the National Malleefowl Recovery Team and volunteers from the Victorian Malleefowl Group for assisting with the training, and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy for their cooperation.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.