1 April, 2022

Giant Gippsland Earthworms and Hooded Plovers are set to benefit from $500,000 in funding across two projects in Monash thanks to the Morrison Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan.

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said conservation and restoration projects across Australia have been allocated a share of $12 million funding through the $100 million Environment Restoration Fund.

“The successful projects span all states and territories and will deliver practical action on the ground to protect more than 60 priority threatened species,” Minister Ley said.

“This includes action to restore and create important habitat, captive breeding programs to boost populations as well as new feral cat and fox management initiatives to reduce pressures from invasive predators.

“These community-led activities will help improve the trajectory of our most precious native wildlife with a range of flow on benefits for other species that share the same habitat.

“Projects announced today will also drive forward action under the Government’s recently announced Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan.”

Federal Member for Monash Russell Broadbent said these grants will assist the Landcare groups in enhancing their knowledge and the protection of native species in Monash.

“I’m pleased to announce that Bass Coast Landcare Network and South Gippsland Landcare Network have been approved for grants of $250,000 as part of the Morrison Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan,” Mr Broadbent said.

“This funding will enable the community-led projects to set a pathway to coordinate practical conservation efforts for our threatened species.”

Projects to receive funding in Monash include:

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