At the May meeting members Ruth Subramaniam and Rahima Farnham talked with guest speaker Peter McAdam.
At the May meeting members Ruth Subramaniam and Rahima Farnham talked with guest speaker Peter McAdam. Contributed

Sign up to help wildlife

GUEST speaker at the May night meeting of the Gympie and District Field Naturalists' Club was the Mary River Catchment Co-ordinating Committee's Healthy Habitats - Biodiversity field officer Peter McAdam who gave a presentation on the three main parts of his work - workshops and field tours, Land for Wildlife visits and Healthy Habitats projects.

Peter said he was looking for larger properties with areas of remnant vegetation to sign up for Land for Wildlife.

This was a voluntary agreement, with no title attached to the land, which included people on a contact data base. Funding was available to address many environmental problems.

Eco threats included introduced vines, pest animals, fragmentation of habitat and fire management.

Workshops were designed to be informative and address local issues, and two successful field trips, Dry Rainforests and Iconic Species, had been held recently.

Peter showed maps of areas of threatened species and said lowland rainforest was the key to preserving many species.

MRCCC on 5482 4766 would help with any inquiries.

Gympie Times


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