Restoring the Underrepresented Ecological Communities of the South East

25 Mar 2018 Attempt to prevent butterfly extinction through translocation

[caption id="attachment_18258" align="alignright" width="200"] Silver Xenica (Source: J Tuck)[/caption] The Silver Xenica Oreixenica lathoniella herceus is a small native butterfly, occurring in cool climate regions across South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. The species prefers open grassy woodland habitats and requires specific grass host plants during their...

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14 Feb 2018 Southern Bent-wing Bat Regional Action Plan and workshop

Our region is home to a very special critically endangered animal, one which you may not be familiar with – the Southern Bent-wing Bat. This small insect-eating bat roosts in caves all around the South East and western Victoria. [caption id="attachment_28375" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Southern Bent-wing Bat...

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29 Oct 2017 Checking recruitment at threatened orchid re-introduction sites in the South East

Sheryl and I recently headed out to check on the Little Dip Spider Orchids (Caladenia richardsiorum) that were planted out at various sites in the region in winter 2015. To refresh your memory, these threatened orchids along with three other species were purpose-grown for reintroduction...

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29 Oct 2017 On the lookout for the Southern Brown Bandicoot near Lucindale

The Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus) is a medium-sized, ground dwelling marsupial mammal, which was once common in south-eastern Australia. As a result of the cumulative impacts of habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, altered fire regimes, and introduced predators, the species is listed as Endangered nationally. However,...

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20 Aug 2017 Southern Brown Bandicoot digging abundance report now complete and available to download

It's taken a little while to pull everything together, but the huge job of collecting digging abundance data in the field for the Southern Brown Bandicoot (completed by 2016 NGT graduate intern Andrea Fullagar) - has led to a major review of the species in the South...

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20 Aug 2017 Big Malleefowl news from Desert Camp!

Prepared by Samantha Rothe (31st July 2017) After some discussion on the lack of mound activity/observations of Malleefowl in Desert Camp Conservation Reserve in recent years, it was considered necessary to seek some one-on-one discussions with landholders to establish the extent of this bird's decline, so...

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23 Jun 2017 Southern Brown Bandicoots are now on the radar

Well it was this time last year (in 2016) that we reported on how the third 'once in a decade' digging abundance survey for the Southern Brown Bandicoot was back underway. Through the Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project, NGT ended up completing the survey in 2016...

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27 Nov 2016 Roofing tiles are working a treat for finding rare reptiles

The annual monitoring event for the South Australian population of Eared Worm-lizards was recently undertaken at Furner forest, north of Millicent in the lower South East. The Eared Worm Lizard or Aprasia aurita, only discovered in South Australia in 1997, is a species of legless...

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