Conservation

BIRDS ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO MEASURE BIODIVERSITY

There can be little doubt that continued urban development associated with rapid population growth is the greatest threat to remaining wildlife and habitat still found in the Sydney Basin.

In 2015 I was selected to sit on the  Cumberland Conservation Corridor reference group, linking bird distribution to habitat to vegetative restoration. Adding fauna to the flora by incorporating bird ecology to the equasion for better outcomes.

This included bird surveys to assist with ‘hands on’ restoration work conducted by Green Army teams  managed by Conservation Volunteers Australia, after the cessation of the program, it is the knowledge and experiences shared that may be more longer lasting.

As a result of the 20 million trees program the Cumberland Land Conservancy was established to manage strategic properties for conservation in perpetuity. Ongoing restoration includes monthly fauna surveys, vertebrate pest control, producing bi-monthly newsletters and social media.

From Gondwanian origins to daily dramas unfolding all around, every bird has a story. Now is the time for us to listen.