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Our Noongar Boodja Rangers working with Threatened Malleefowl

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Healthy Environments

Last month, the Noongar Boodja Ranger team visited the Wyalkatchem Golf Course where they undertook malleefowl mound monitoring to see if they could find any mounds within the patch of known malleefowl habitat. Our ranger team are trained on how to identify mounds, and determine whether mounds are active, in line with the National Malleefowl Recovery Team guidelines. The team were excited to discover three malleefowl mounds, however unfortunately these mounds were inactive, and hadn’t been used for quite some time. This is still really helpful data to be collecting in terms of understanding the contraction of malleefowl distribution across the Wheatbelt. All data collected will contribute to the National effort to conserve malleefowl across Australia and assist with decision-making for recovery.

This ongoing project focuses on conserving malleefowl throughout the Avon River Basin with the aim of enhancing at least 1000ha of their priority habitat.  This will be done by addressing their key threats which includes predation, habitat decline, lack of data and habitat fragmentation. The threats will be addressed through direct action, such as feral animal control, stock exclusion and revegetation for condition improvement and connectivity.


This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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