Saving our Species - Scarlet Robin

The Saving our Species (SOS) program is aimed at conserving and recovering threatened species in NSW and is assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. K2C is delivering a series of workshops focused on learning about and managing habitat for Scarlet Robin and other vulnerable bush birds.

The Saving our Species - Scarlet Robin project aims to enhance the long-term viability of Scarlet Robin populations and seven other bird species listed as vulnerable in NSW: Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Flame Robin, Speckled Warbler and the Brown Treecreeper.

Additional threatened species (co-occurring plant species) included in the project are: Black Gum, Bombay Bossiaea, Creeping Hop Bush, Small Purple pea, Silver-leaved Mountain Gum, Mauve Burr-Daisy and Silky Swainson-pea. The project has identified four distinct ‘target areas’ including Mulloon-Bombay, Burra, Michelago-Bredbo and Delegate.

The K2C project is offering a series of property visits and workshops focused on community awareness and education, private land management and conservation covenants, and the encouragement of regular monitoring for these birds and their habitat. Assistance is being provided by professional specialists, community groups, bird enthusiasts and local landholders who evaluate the success of the project and assist in the development of future decisions on threatened species management.

K2C and several partners are delivering this project in the K2C area. South East Local Land Services is responsible for overall project coordination and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage provides technical advice, assistance and monitoring.

For more information contact Lesley: K2C SOS.