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GREENING AUSTRALIA RECEIVES $350,000 FOR GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO HABIRTAT RESTORATION

GREENING AUSTRALIA RECEIVES $350,000 FOR GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO HABIRTAT RESTORATION
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward announced a Saving our Species grant of $350,000 from the NSW Government to Greening Australia for its work in Black Cockatoo Habitat Restoration on Thursday.

The project will aim to restore habitat specifically for the Glossy Black-cockatoo through planting primarily forage trees (Allocasuarina) and other woodland trees such as Eucalypts and Acacias and protect large mature eucalypts.

Ms Goward congratulated Greening Australia for winning a grant to support the significant work they do for the environment.

“The funding will also include a landholder awareness aspect for the birds and their habitat needs through a series of workshops.

“The scale and specific design of the projects will benefit an additional suite of threatened woodland birds including the Hooded Robin, Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail, Speckled Warbler, Scarlet Robin, Flame Robin and Dusky Woodswallow.

Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the funding.
“The work this grant will fund will result in major benefits for the local environment as well as the community,” Ms Tuckerman said.

Nicki Taws from Greening Australia said the funding provides a great opportunity to continue and expand the work that has been done with the community over the last 7 years for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

“This endearing bird provides an ideal focus for us to engage local landholders and achieve habitat gains for a whole range of other threatened woodland birds,” Ms Taws said.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said that 28 organisations across NSW were sharing in more than $8 million of funding.

“The projects will deliver help threatened species and threatened ecological communities,” the minister said.

The Saving our Species Contestable Grant Program is a partnership between the Saving our Species program and the NSW Environmental Trust.

The NSW Government’s Saving our Species program is investing $100 million over five years to secure the future of NSW threatened plants and animals.

For more information on Saving our Species visit: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sos

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