In partnership with Brunswick Valley Landcare - 30 private landholdings across the Byron Shire were provided with a property visit, ecological health check in relation to the ability of the flora to support fauna and a habitat solution was installed appropriate to target species ranging from small, medium and large birds, mammals and reptiles. Landholders are provided with access to wildlife cameras for ongoing monitoring of their their properties and a formal hollow habitat inspection will be conducted within 12 months of installation. Funding for this project was through WIRES Bushfire recovery funding.
2022 was a big year for the Wildlife Safe Havens team with some major projects instigated which built on the work commenced in 2021 to better understand Gliders across the Shire.
And, the biggest news, a Central Greater Glider was recorded in the Shire for the first time in 20 years (BioNet Atlas).
Proposed activities for 2024 include:
Custom-built timber hollows, together with a range of other hollow options have been installed and monitored as part of a project to better understand the Black Cockatoos for the Byron Shire Wildlife Safe Havens initiative. This video shows Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos checking-out the hollows