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Plains-wanderer project

Plains-wanderers are a small ground-dwelling bird found in sparse native grasslands.  Over the last 10 years Plains-wanderer numbers have declined significantly and they were recently upgraded to Critically Endangered nationally.

The Plains-wanderer project is a collaboration between Murray and Riverina Local Land Services and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Landholders in the grasslands of the western Riverina are involved in developing and implementing a stewardship program to support improvement of grassland habitat and control of pest animals. The aim is to ensure that the population of plains-wanderers in the region does not fall to dangerously low levels.

Three Project Officers, based in Griffith, Hay and Jerilderie, are working with local landholders to deliver the program.

For more information, please contact the project officers:

Claire Gannon

Murray Local Land Services, Jerilderie

Mobile: 0429 465 958

claire.gannon@lls.nsw.gov.au

Megan Purvis

Riverina Local Land Services, Griffith

Mobile: 0428 941 061

megan.purvis@lls.nsw.gov.au

Cassandra Hooke

Riverina Local Land Services, Hay

Mobile: 0427 632 561

cassandra.hooke@lls.nsw.gov.au

Other resources:

Project Factsheet

The Plains-wanderer Project has been assisted by the NSW Government through the Saving Our Species program.