National Threatened Species Day 2017, Glen Innes

GLENRAC secured financial support from Landcare NSW's 2017 Regional Australia Bank's funding. This funding supported two events to celebrate National Threatened Species Day, 7th September.

National Threatened Species Day 2017, Glen Innes

GLENRAC secured financial support from Landcare NSW's 2017 Regional Australia Bank's funding. This funding supported two events to celebrate National Threatened Species Day, 7th September.

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The issue

Threatened Species Day was declared in 1996 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. GLENRAC has chosen this day to host events that address topics relating to threatened species, including current research topics and threats to threatened species populations.

Glen Innes is home to many flora and fauna threatened species and threatened species communities. These events help to educate the wider community of our local flora and fauna's unique properties and value. 

The solution

GLENRAC hosted two events on 2017 to celebrate National Threatened Species Day.  The first event was focused on understanding the ecology and behaviour of the Indian Myna Bird to effectively control its population in our landscape.  Participants learnt new skills to reduce the population of this pest bird.

The second event was an information evening titled ‘Save Our Threatened Species’. The aim of the event was to connect interested land managers and community members with current research in our region relating to local threatened species. Our keynote speaker was University of New England PhD student, Sophie Collins.  Additional speakers included Dr. Mahri Koch and Peta Perrin. 

The impact

The two event were attended by 28 participants. These events attracted new participants to Landcare activities. New participants to our activities is particularly important as it demonstrates our continued role in engaging new participants in natural resource management and building community capacity.

Hosting these events has also assisted GLENRAC in both developing new and maintaining existing relationships with other organisations including Clarence Valley Conservation in Action Landcare; Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area Community Consultative Committee; Glen Innes High School; Australian Museum and the University of New England.  Building relationships and networks is of critical importance for GLENRAC to maintain our relevance as a service provider to our community.

 

 

Key facts

  • Events to highlight National Threatened Species Day
  • Target 1 - raise awareness
  • Target 2 - reduce threats
  • Target 3 - connect community with research

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