Environmental

Environment Restoration Fund – Safe Havens Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Environment Restoration Fund supports the creation of safe havens for threatened species. Safe havens are areas where invasive predators such as feral cats and foxes have been permanently removed from fenced areas and islands to provide long term protection for native wildlife.

The objective of this program is to reduce extinction risk to nationally listed threatened species through strategic expansion of the safe haven network.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure.

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Environmental

NSW Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency Fund

Funder:  Backyard Buddies

Grant Background: Through NSW Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency program up to $200,000 is available to support bushfire related emergency activities over the 2019-20 financial year.

The program aims to achieve the following outputs:

  • Increase number of wildlife emergency responders in NSW
  • Decrease cost of emergency response to individual carers
  • Increase number of wildlife that can be rescued and cared for during an emergency
  • Enable wildlife groups to buy appropriate equipment and PPE for emergency response

The program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improve efficiency, safety and effectiveness of wildlife emergency response operations
  • Support wildlife volunteers to respond to emergencies (financially, organisationally, psychologically)
  • Improve wildlife group emergency response capacity long-term

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Agriculture, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Project Funding – Woodland Birds on Farms & Healthy Landscapes

Funder:  Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS)

Grant Background: Financial incentives for landowners working together with Central Tablelands LLS to protect and improve the health of the region are now available.

There are two projects where funding is available – Woodland Birds on Farms and Healthy Landscapes. These projects will provide incentive funding and technical support to targeted landowners to undertake a range of activities including fencing, alternative water sources, and revegetation that will protect and enhance habitat values on your property.

The Woodland Birds on Farms project brings together species experts and the community to help the Regent Honeyeater and other declining woodland bird species survive in the Capertee Valley, Mudgee-Wollar and South-west Slopes Key Biodiversity Areas on the Central Tablelands.

A high priority is to identify remnant vegetation that can be protected from degradation (clearing or inappropriate management) within the Key Biodiversity areas, which are important habitat for the Regent Honeyeater.

In areas where Regent Honeyeaters are known to nest, they will also look at creating more habitat to ensure young Regent Honeyeaters will have plenty of food when they can’t fly too far to search for it.

Healthy Landscapes project assists private land managers to improve the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation and streams in priority corridor areas across the Central Tablelands. These incentives will be available to landowners within the region’s priority corridor areas.

Projects linking to priority corridor areas through existing native vegetation will also be considered for funding. Local Land Services have worked with Local Councils to identify roadside sites of high conservation value. Their aim is to increase the extent of these areas by working with adjacent landholders to improve the condition of the Grassy Box Woodland on their properties.

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Environmental

Conservation Grants

Funder:  NSW – Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Grant Background: The Biodiversity Conservation Trust’s (BCT) Conservation Partners Grants aim to assist BCT agreement holders to actively protect or improve the ecological value of their properties.

The following activities are supported:

  • Fencing—installation, repairs or replacement of wildlife-friendly conservation-related fencing (to control stock access)
  • Weed control
  • Introduced pest animal control
  • Supplementary planting, revegetation or vegetation enhancement
  • Habitat restoration—such as nest boxes, addition of ground layer including logs, rocks
  • Other maintenance—such as tracks or erosion control needed to maintain conservation value

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