BUSHFIRE RECOVERY FOR AFFECTED NATIVE WILDLIFE IN EDEN-MONARO AND GILMORE
Nine projects have been selected to support bushfire recovery in Eden-Monaro and Gilmore as part of a Morrison Government grants program to help our native wildlife and habitat recover from the devastation of summer’s bushfires.
“We have made a $200 million commitment to the long-term recovery of threatened species, native animals and local habitats,” Minister Ley said.
“We are working with ecologists, Indigenous leaders, bushfire experts, scientists, wildlife experts and community organisations in preparing strategies to build back better for our wildlife and landscapes.”
Senator for New South Wales, Jim Molan AO DSC, welcomed the projects and said local activities included assessing bushfire impacts on freshwater wildlife using environmental DNA sampling in the Snowy, Tuross and Murrumbidgee rivers. Another project will trial artificial roosts for Golden-tipped Bats.
“The people of Eden-Monaro and Gilmore have been deeply affected by the fires and seeing the environment recover around them and the return of native animals is an important part of the recovery process.
“It is going to take time, but the community, with the right backing from the Morrison Government, will play a vital role in making it happen.”
In May the Government committed a further $150 million for bushfire recovery for native wildlife and habitat areas in addition to the initial $50 million funding. These funds will be invested in bushfire affected regions over the next two years.
A list of the projects to be delivered in Eden-Monaro and Gilmore is available below. Many of these projects are working across multiple states and regions.
More information about work to support bushfire recovery for wildlife and habitat is on the Department’s website: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/bushfire-recovery or email: BRIT@awe.gov.au