‘Recovery is underway’: Greater Glider sightings increase in K2W study area

Greater Gliders (Petauroides volans) have been spotted in increasing numbers in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala wildlife corridor by ecologists, Dr Peter Smith and Dr Judy Smith in a new study.

It’s a sign the local population is recovering after the three-year drought from 2017-19, extreme heatwaves and Black Summer bushfires.

In July, the Greater Glider threatened species […]

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Television star launches kid’s art book helping to protect Australia’s amazing gliding marsupials

Watch: K2W launches Drawing Australian Gliders at Taronga Zoo
Television presenter and gardening guru Costa Georgiadis helped launch a new book featuring Australia’s cutest marsupials, the gliding possum, at Taronga Zoo on August 18.

Costa was joined by students and staff from Tambelin Independent School, Ian Darbyshire the CEO of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, […]

By |September 1st, 2022|Events|Comments Off on Television star launches kid’s art book helping to protect Australia’s amazing gliding marsupials

Regional officers join wildlife conservation network in Goulburn

The Land for Wildlife (LfW) program has received a welcome boost with eight new recruits joining the private land conservation network.

The new assessors join people from around the state who are helping landholders to protect the biodiversity and wildlife on their properties by offering specialised technical and educational support to members of the scheme.

Amongst the impressive cohort of […]

By |July 19th, 2022|Conservation|Comments Off on Regional officers join wildlife conservation network in Goulburn

PhD student wins research award for wild pathways

This year, at the Conservation in Action 2022 conference, K2W Glideways Petaurus Connections recognised the top students for their contributions to improving environmental outcomes.

The five finalists Kiarrah Smith, Emily Scicluna, Caitlin Gallagher, Felicity Charles and Kate Cornelsen presented their worthy discoveries and research projects at the conference.

Kiarrah, a fourth-year PhD student at the Australian National […]

By |July 5th, 2022|Conservation|Comments Off on PhD student wins research award for wild pathways

New homes for gliding possums and nest box sessions

As part of native habitat restoration, nest boxes have been introduced at Peelwood and Grabine to mimic hollows occurring in mature trees for gliding possums, birds and micro-bats.

These essential nesting areas are designed to provide a stable microclimate for native fauna, ensuring their safety.

Members of Upper Lachlan Landcare were invited to join in the installation […]

By |June 7th, 2022|Conservation|Comments Off on New homes for gliding possums and nest box sessions

K2W six years in to the Bushconnect program

Around six years ago, the K2W Glideways Link Partnership, which supports conservation in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala area, partnered with projects in the NSW Great Eastern Ranges to replenish green corridors, restore riparian areas and give native wildlife a fighting chance of survival. 

The NSW Government supported the project through its Environmental Trust, the K2W Glideways […]

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Glideways group provides revolutionary nest boxes to landholders along the K2W corridor

The K2W Glideways project has teamed up with conservation start-up Habitat Innovation and Management to install Habitech nest boxes for wildlife populations across the Greater Blue Mountains to Wyangala Dam.
Project officer Mary Bonet is trialling an advanced type of artificial hollow designed by ecologist Mick Callan that will provide new homes for a range of […]

By |December 18th, 2021|Conservation|Comments Off on Glideways group provides revolutionary nest boxes to landholders along the K2W corridor

Environmental theatre hits the stage with pet cats in the spotlight

A south-coast theatre group is tackling environmental issues in an educational play for primary school-aged children, focusing on biodiversity and the domestic cat.

The creative directors at the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company (EGTC) are behind the production of It’s Cats Play – A Catastrophic Story, a stage show about cats.

The live show, video, and learning activities […]

By |November 19th, 2021|Creative|Comments Off on Environmental theatre hits the stage with pet cats in the spotlight

Restoring country, culture and community post-fire in the Greater Blue Mountains

Landholders, local businesses and wildlife in the Greater Blue Mountains and upper Abercrombie Catchment will soon benefit from a suite of post-fire recovery activities aimed at strengthening community and landscape resilience, andreducing the impacts of future environmental disasters.

The Blue Mountains is one of four landscapes that will receive support from a new, large-scale effort to […]

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Goulburn volunteers helping to save vulnerable bird species

Surveys being conducted by volunteer bird-watchers near Goulburn are aiding the conservation efforts and management of National Parks. In particular, catching a glimpse of the vivid red plumage of the Scarlet Robin is helping to protect the wildlife along the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link (K2W).

Volunteers from the Goulburn Field Naturalists are tracking and monitoring bird […]

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