Protecting threatened species

The Growling Grass Frog, Powerful Owl, Lace Monitor, Swift Parrot and Tiger Quoll are among many Gippsland species set to benefit from works aimed at protecting habitat.

WGCMA Chair, Angus Hume, said Landcare groups in the West Gippsland region had attracted more than $263,000 in funding for environmental works through the Victorian Government.

“The Threatened Species Protection Initiative Community Volunteer Action Grants aims to help local groups complete small scale projects that can have a big difference on the future of local threatened species” explained Mr Hume.

“It continues to impress that our Landcare networks, groups and volunteers put together sophisticated applications and projects to help improve our natural environment.

“Across the region there are 12 projects funded aimed at protecting 19 different threated species,” continued Mr Hume.

Over $2 million dollars is provided to small-scale, local threatened species projects that build community connections to the local environment.

This program recognises the value of grassroots community action in making change happen quickly.

In September this year, 98 successful projects were announced as recipients of the second round of grants state wide. Nineteen of these are in the West Gippsland region. See 2016 funded projects for a full list.

Locally funded projects

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