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Expansion and Capacity Building in Recovery of Critically Endangered...

Contact Details

Bushfire Recovery Implementation Team

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1800 803 772

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GA ID:
GA149027
Agency:
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Approval Date:
10-Dec-2020
Publish Date:
3-Feb-2021
Category:
Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection
Grant Term:
21-Jan-2021 to 31-Dec-2021
Value (AUD):
$621,192.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)
Original: $683,311.20
Variations:
  • GA149027-V1 - Correction to Value (AUD). Incorrect amount reported initially. (2-Mar-2021 )

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
DoTE 20/21 Program 1.1: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment
Grant Program:
Environment Restoration Fund
Grant Activity:
Expansion and Capacity Building in Recovery of Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater and Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (ERF-WRR2-017-018)
Purpose:

This project targets two critically endangered species, the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Wollumbinia georgesi) and Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia). This project will:
- Expand the existing program for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle conservation facility at Taronga Zoo, through the construction of quarantined breeding facilities, hatchling and juvenile rearing facilities. The proposed outcomes include an increase in the size of the captive population, kept as both an insurance population and for release to the wild purposes (including a 400% increase in release capacity to 150 individuals per year, noting the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle reference group have estimated that up to 150 young turtles need to be released into the wild each year to ensure the persistence of the species in the wild).
- Expand the existing program for the Regent Honeyeater, through (a) the continued breeding  of future release candidates at Taronga Zoo during the 2021 breeding season; (b) genetic sampling of all individuals in the captive population; (c) research on factors that influence post-release success (song learning, predator awareness and social interactions at multiple ex-situ sites and in the wild); (d) a Recovery Team workshop/AGM focused on future translocation planning; and (e) pre-release health screening, transport and release husbandry and some post-release monitoring if a release goes ahead in 2021. The proposed outcomes include better planning for translocations of the species, better information and data to inform release decisions, and an increased understanding of kinship in the captive population and improved genetic viability.


GO ID:
GO Title:
Environment Restoration Fund: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
Internal Reference ID:
100000002290
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
Yes
Confidentiality Reason(s) - Contract:
Privacy Act 1988
Intellectual property
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Recipient ABN:
41 733 619 876

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
Mosman
Town/City:
Mosman
Postcode:
2088
State/Territory:
NSW
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
NSW
Postcode:
2088
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Contact Details

Bushfire Recovery Implementation Team

:
1800 803 772

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