Reposted from• @rachel.scott

This goes out to any farmers or landowners who use barbed-wire fencing: please consider using plain wire fencing for the top row (top two is ideal). It’s cheaper for you and causes less damage to native wildlife. Too often in the field we find animals caught in one of these fences. This here is a Greater Glider (Endangered) who was attempting to glide from a nearby tree, but fell short. His membrane was snagged on one single barb on the top row of a cattle fence. This animal had been here a couple of days before we found him. It was visible he had tried to get himself free, but only would have become more tangled. It is a horrific way to die - being painfully entangled and not being able to get free. If it had not been barbed, he probably would have bounced off and continued on his way. Kangaroos and wallabies are other victims, sometimes with a single toe being snared. Usually they die with their claws outstretched and large holes in the ground in front of them because they dig for hours on end trying to escape until they die. Sometimes smaller mammals will be caught in this wire and be slowly pecked to death by large raptors like Wedge-tail Eagles. All deaths caused by this type of fencing is slow, painful and avoidable. No animal, especially native wildlife, should be subject to it. If you use this fencing or know someone that does, please try to think of other creatures that you may be impacting. We worked to cut this Greater Glider off the fence with small scissors from our first aid kit, and put him to rest amongst grass at the bottom of a eucalypt 💚

Reposted from @invasive_species_council

This feral cat was caught on a camera trap with a young Norfolk Island green parrot in its jaws. These parrots are only native to Australia's Norfolk Island (1000km off the east coast of the mainland) and are listed as endangered, with reports estimating only around 250 remain in the wild.

With numbers so low, every bird counts. Despite active efforts to reduce feral cat numbers in the island's national park, they are still a big problem for its native birds.

Our petition calling on the Australian government to take bolder action on invasive species like these feral cats NEEDS JUST 500 MORE SIGNATURES TO REACH 50,000 🤯

SIGN NOW: (link in bio)

We're so close! Can you sign the petition to push it over the line?

📸 Photos by Daniel Gautschi & Luis Ortiz-Catedral.

Reposted from @mp_koalas

Come tree planting with us this weekend! On Saturday we are planting at the beautiful @gadara_farm in Boneo and Sunday in scenic Range Rd, Mt Martha. We still need volunteers for both days. Please register for both events at 🐨🌳💚

Reposted from• @wotch_inc HUGE NEWS!!! THE HUGEST!!
Today, the Victorian government has announced that the END of native forest logging in the state will be brought forward to the end of THIS YEAR!!!

The incredibly diverse and unique forests of Victoria will finally be left to recover from decades of mass destruction and now thrive! The wonderful wildlife can be free from bulldozers flattening their homes! Our water can run cleaner without interference from logging machinery. And the forests can be left to help to us tackle climate change.

We are incredibly greatful of all our volunteers and supporters, and those that continue to dedicate insane amounts of time, money and energy into protecting these forests, including the first nation's people who have lived and cared for these lands for the longest time.

Thank you @goongerah_environment_centre @kinglakefriendsoftheforest @enviro_justice_australia @victorianforestalliance @greatforestnp @foeaustralia @leadbeatersposs @warburton_environment and all that have been a voice for the forests and wildlife that have suffered this industry for far to long!

Reposted from• @mpilandcare Our first 3 sessions for our autumn block of our Next Generation Program was a success! Lots of learning and teachings by Kylie from @conservation_collective at 3 biolink properties.

The sessions involve:
- learning about conservation and ecosystem management 🌏
- strengthening observation skills 🔍
- context and background on biolink properties 🏡
- local plant ID with the help of iNaturalist 🌱
- hands-on bushland restoration techniques 👨‍🌾
- being out in nature exploring different vegetation types 🐝

So thankful for the keen participants who have been joining our events and activities! Excited at the possibilities of our group. 🥳

Once the colder winter months pass we will begin again with our 4 Spring sessions! If you are interested in similar future events please send us an email 💚

Reposted from @enviro_justice_australia

Today is an extraordinary day.
The Victorian government has just announced it will end all native forest logging in the state by next year.
As I watched the tweets and news articles roll in, the relief I felt surprised me – a breath out I didn’t know I was holding.
Our forests will keep standing. Our threatened wildlife are safe. We can visit today – and take our children tomorrow.
We are only here thanks to the countless citizen scientists, community groups, forest activists and Traditional Owners who have fought tirelessly to protect our vital native forests.
Thanks to our formidable, brilliant forest litigators here at EJA who have represented and continue to defend these people in cases that sometimes feel like they’ll never end.
And thanks to people like you, who believe in our work and in a world where we can stand up for our environment – and win.

Reposted from @wireswildliferescue

White-bellied sea eagle rescued and released by our ERT!

Emergency Responder Amy was called to rescue a waterlogged, White-bellied sea eagle who had flown into a wire fence and was hanging by its wing.

Amy carefully untangled the juvenile sea eagle and began checking for any injuries. The eagle was then taken directly to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for critical veterinary assessment.

After spending some time in care recuperating with a local volunteer, Amy eventually released the White-bellied sea eagle, who flew away gratefully.

WIRES Emergency Response Team operates across Australia, undertaking difficult and lifesaving animal rescues. So if you find an injured, orphaned or sick animal, contact WIRES at 1300 094 737 or report it here ▶️ Link In Bio

#WIRESWildlifeRescue #SeaEagle #Release #Australia

Dear Landcare members & friends,

The most important part of our Landcare calendar is getting plants in-the-ground and the Manton & Stony Creeks Landcare Group committee along with The Briars team have organised these events.

As part of The Briars restoration and revegetation program, there are 2 planting sessions - June 17th and July 1st.

We need to provide for participants by way of materials and catering so please register by using the links below:

Saturday, June 17th - 10.00am

- Planting at the Briars 17th June - Eventbrite

Saturday, July 1st - 10.00am

- Planting at the Briars 1st July - Eventbrite

Reposted from• @deakinenviro Always a crowd favourite with students when doing fieldwork, the agile Antechinus.
This one caught on our long-term research sites in the Grampians.

Teposted from @victorian_gorse_taskforce

Avoid seed set and you will avoid extra years of follow up.
If short on time or money, first tackle the outer lying plants that pop up to control the spread. Your future self will thank you 💗🤩🤩

#centralgoldfieldsshire #mtalexandershire #hepburnshire #weedingau #weedsvic #mitchellshire #ballaratshire #macedonrangesshire #weedsvictoria #gorseweed #gorsemanagement #autumnvictoria

Reposted from @invasive_species_council

This feathertail glider was rescued from the mouth of a roaming pet cat back in 2009.

Thankfully, it was confirmed to be uninjured. After a few days of observation, it was returned to its habitat. 🧡

The rescuer saved this little guy just in time. Cat bites, even small non-visible ones, can lead to fatal infections if not quickly treated by a vet. It's one of the ways roaming pet cats kill hundreds of thousands of native mammals every day.

📸 Julia McConnell.

Reposted from @mp_koalas

Are you concerned about the state of the environment, climate change and the constant barrage of bad news about our impact on nature? A lot of the issues seem out of our control but we can start locally and make a massive difference to our local environment and meet likeminded people who support each other and have a lot of fun along the way. Come tree planting with us this weekend. We are in Shoreham on Saturday and Merricks Beach on Sunday. Both great properties with passionate landholders! Please register at 🐨🌳💚

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) reconnects fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area. The landcare groups and landholders then use the plans to apply for funding to engage contractors to undertake the works, and to undertake works themselves with voluntary landholder and landcare member labour.

At April 2023, over $823,000 from 17 grants had been awarded to undertake works on 69 biolink properties covering 256ha of funded works.

 Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL has been undertaken in 13 different regions on the southern Mornington Peninsula.

LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League

As at May 2023, with 11 biolink plans for the southern peninsula finalised and works on many either complete or underway, the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network is hoping to extend the project to the northern peninsula. Watch this space for further updates.