Tagged: Habitat

Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

September 10, 2020Posted in: Environment

Land for Wildlife sign and burnt landscape

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law explained how Highlanders could help restore the Shire’s native habitat. “Last year over 64,000 hectares of our Shire’s bushland was burnt in the catastrophic bushfires,” she...

Saving local species one backyard at a time

June 9, 2015Posted in: Environment

With more than 370 native mammal, reptile and bird species calling the Highlands home, our local government area is recognised as one of the most diverse wildlife regions in Australia. To help preserve and enhance this biodiversity, Council has launched a new initiative called Habitat for Wildlife, encouraging local residents to incorporate wildlife friendly elements...