Local communities restoring critical habitat and landscape linkages in the southern Yorke Peninsula

This project will undertake strategic conservation activities in the south western portion of the southern Yorke Peninsula. The works are based on extensive conservation planning that has been happening in the region since 2010.

Running between 2012 and 2017, the project will build on existing land holder relationships and significantly scale up on-ground action to achieve whole-of-landscape biodiversity conservation.

Major outcomes

  • 250 hectares of strategic revegetation to restore habitat for declining birds
  • 150 hectares of high value coastal vegetation enhanced and protected from recreational impacts
  • Protection of sensitive breeding sites for coastal birds, including hooded plovers, sea eagles and ospreys
  • 10,000 hectares of environmental weed control to protect high value habitat
  • 10,000 hectares of landscape-scale rabbit and fox control to protect threatened species' habitat

Incentives for landholders

Landholders can apply for financial assistance to take part in this project, with greater incentives offered in identified priority conservation areas.

Landholders who qualify will be given financial and technical support for site planning, site preparation, revegetation, fencing, pest control and other on-ground works.

What is being done

2012-2013

  •  Identify and map priority areas for on-ground conservation works
  • Underake project promotion and communications

2013-2014

  • Engage landholders in priority areas, including community workshops and support for new and existing landholder groups
  • Site planning, preparation and limited on-ground work

2014-2016

  • Large-scale conservation action to conserve high priority sites. Sites will be managed through private land agreements, increasing the capacity of local volunteer groups and engaging contractors
  • Landscape-scale pest plant and animal control will be coordinated by authorised NRM officers through the project area

Funding partners

  • Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund

Location