Funding for threatened species projects
Expressions of interest are due by Friday 18 December.
Do you have threatened species or endangered ecological communities you wish to protect?
Catchment Action NSW is a source of NSW Government funding provided to address the State’s natural resource management priorities. There are four funding themes, of which one is threatened species.
South East Local Land Services has Catchment Action NSW funding available (up to $40,000 for each local government area) to implement on-ground works to protect and enhance threatened flora and fauna, and endangered ecological communities (EECs) on public land on the NSW south coast. In the coastal landscape of South East region there are 220 plants and animals listed as threatened and 28 endangered ecological communities listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
South East Local Land Services is looking to work with local government to deliver small scale initiatives to protect regionally significant threatened species and address threats to EECs. The following activities are eligible for funding:
- Removal and control of weed species.
- Feral animal control including foxes, rabbits, cats, deer, goats and pigs.
- Fencing to protect threatened species and associated habitat.
- Revegetation activities that connect key habitats for threatened species and/or endangered ecological communities.
A key component of your project will be to involve one or more partners for delivery and/or provide opportunities to build skills and knowledge of community groups around threatened species management.
This project also supports the principles of the Saving our Species program and will focus on protecting “site-managed” and “landscape-managed” threatened species.
Successful projects will receive funding by March 2016 and should be completed by April 2017.
Should you be interested in participating, please call Martine Fraser on (02) 4224 9717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the suitability of your project and to obtain an Expression of Interest form and information about threatened and endangered species in your area.