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Totally Wild – S23 Ep. 152

Totally Wild Explore Mt Etna National Park and our 20 Million Tree project

In mid-2016 Totally Wild Tv paid Mt Etna Caves National Park a visit to learn more about our Ghost and Bentwings Bats and the project we were undertaking to sustain their survival.

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Bringing endangered species back from the brink

Project Snapshot- Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

OUTCOMES • Bridled Nailtail Wallaby population doubled at Taunton National Park • Population estimated to be 393 as of 2017, possibly the highest numbers since 1973 • Metapopulation plan developed • Increased capacity to establish genetically viable populations and secure species survival long-term • 24 landholders successfully engaged in coordinated feral animal control and land management practices • 2,534 hectares designated and managed as a wildlife corridor on neighbouring private property, increasing total size of suitable wallaby habitat • Wallaby habitat connectivity improved • Individual wallabies from Taunton population successfully translocated to Pillaga West National Park in NSW for breeding program

Moura pig control

Moura pig control case study

Paranui, a 7,500 acre beef cattle and grain operation on the Dawson River between Moura and Theodore is suffering damage caused by feral pigs. Scott and Kelly Becker who lead the property along with Scott’s parents Norman and Desley say the damage to crops and profits is a significant issue for them as well as their neighbours.

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Helping rare frogs case study

Helping rare frogs

Rare frogs in rainforests of central Queensland are caught in a conservation paradox - more information about the frogs in needed to decide how to conserve them, but their very scarcity means that information is hard to come by.

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Additional funding leads to significant increase in hatching rates

Nest protection for vulnerable Fitzroy River Turtles

For over a decade, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and Greening Australia have teamed together to protect iconic Fitzroy River Turtles from predation. However, by securing corporate partners to complement funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, the two organisations have exponentially increased their nest protection efforts over the past two years.

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Fitzroy Basin awareness campaign 2017

Tilapia - Stop the Spread

Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) is an aggressive pest fish regarded as one of the greatest threats to Australia’s aquatic ecosystem. They are a highly successful invasive species due to a number of key characteristics: rapid reproduction with maternal care, adaptable food requirements and tolerance for a wide range of aquatic habitats. Tilapia have progressively established populations in waterways throughout the south-east and northern Queensland and Western Australia since the 1970s.

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Cane toad challenge community grants Greening Australia

Cane toad challenge

The CQ Cane Toad challenge is a challenge for landholders and community members in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Yeppoon to go out and collect adult canetoads and tadpoles so that native species can thrive. 50 people have signed up for the program so far! This Greening Australia project is one of six successful community grants applications and is supported by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and supports the research of UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

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Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Many of our native fish species need to be able to migrate between fresh and salt water to complete their life cycle. Barriers such as roads, dams and weirs can prevent fish passage. Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. is working in priority areas across the Fitzroy Basin to improve fish passage by installing fish ways or fish ladders to allow access to upstream freshwater systems. In this video you can see two fishways we have installed, one at Moores Creek and the other at the Rockhampton Barrage. This work has been possible through funding from the Australian Government's Reef Program.

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Fighting Tilapia

Controlling the spread of Tilapia

Confidently identify pest fish species Tilapia and ensure that you don't get caught with the wrong fish! This film explains how you can help protect the waterways of the Fitzroy Basin.

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