The locally endangered Superb Parrot has been granted extra assistance through the state government.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward announced recently that about $400,000 would go towards a regionally-based conservation project to help save the threatened parrot through the Saving our Species NSW Government program.
The funding for the Saving Our Superb Parrot project will go to eight project partners, including five Landcare groups in the Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes.
“I’m pleased to be delivering such good news about this new project which aims to deliver on-ground recovery actions to our region, where the conservation of the Superb Parrot has been the focus of many landholders and other community members for several decades,” Ms Goward said.
“The project will protect and restore Superb Parrot habitat on private land, national parks and reserves by protecting and re-planting paddock trees and improving habitat quality with shrub species including wattles that provide important food resources for this beautiful green parrot.”
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said this is one of 16 projects across regional NSW that will share in $4 million of funding over four years to help the conservation of 30 plant and animal species including threatened ecological communities (TECs).
“The investment will go towards localised site-based actions for these landscape-managed species including work to restore and rehabilitate habitat, establish reserves and limit risks to the species through pest and fire management,” said Ms Upton.
Investment in these regional conservation projects will support the survival of a broad range of threatened plants and animals including the Superb Parrot, rare and endangered heathland, eucalypt forests and habitat for waders.
Each of the 16 projects will be delivered by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), in partnership with local communities. Seven partner organisations including five Landcare groups, Cowra Woodland Birds Group, Greening Australian and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be working on the Saving our Superb Parrot project.
These projects are funded by the Saving Our Species (SoS) program. The NSW Government has invested $100 million over five years in this program which aims to secure as many threatened species as possible in the wild for the next 100 years.