You're reading: $66,000 to safeguard native species

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) Natural Resource Management (NRM) have received $66,000 from MEPAU and joint venturer Beach Energy to undertake a new program, ‘House and Home: Safeguarding Native Species’.

The program aims to restore Eucalypt Woodlands of WA through key actions for the critically endangered Eremophila koobabbiensis, a native flowering plant, and the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

House and Home: Safeguarding Native Species aims to decrease likelihood of extinction and assist in the long-term conservation of the Koobabbiensis plant and other nearby significant flora through diverse seed collections and restoration work in partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and participants of the Mid West Aboriginal Ranger Program.
This weekend, the ‘citizen science’ Great Cocky Count will take place at both Howatharra in the Shire of Chapman Valley and Yardarino in the Shire of Irwin.

On-ground restoration actions are also planned with the Mid West Aboriginal Ranger Program (MARP) as part of the House and Home initiative.