25 August, 2015

Volunteers help the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater

The tree plantings in the Capertee Valley have been going since 1993, and they are just getting better. Support from Taronga Zoo has been excellent, and is growing. This time, Saturday 15 August, there were over 50 youth volunteers and staff from Taronga Zoo and Dubbo Western Plains Zoo.
Unfortunately the numbers have not been swelling for the bird in question. When the plantings began in 1993, there were about 1200 Regent Honeyeaters in the wild. Now there are less than 500. What is going on?
To read the full story and photos by Madeleine Murray, click here

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