11 September 2017

Boost for threatened species recovery in Corangamite

The Turnbull government celebrated Threatened Species Day by announcing 19 new grants, worth more than $3m to help community groups fight extinction.

Delivered through the National Landcare Program, one of these projects, “Fighting for the survival of Spiny Rice-flower and Turnip Copperburr – specialist grassy ecosystem species,” will be undertaking activities in the electorate of Corangamite.

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, welcomed the investment and said many in the Corangamite community hold a strong attachment to our unique native species.

“I am delighted to announce that Trust for Nature will be receiving $131,530 of funding under the Threatened Species Recovery Fund which will support activities in Corangamite,” Ms Henderson said.

“The Turnbull government’s investment will help these fantastic organisations to deliver outcomes that will help secure the future of threatened native species in our community.

“I look forward to seeing the benefits this project will bring to our native species and our environment as a whole – for our community to enjoy,” Ms Henderson said.

Since the appointment of the Threatened Species Commissioner in 2014, the Turnbull government has invested more than $228 million into more than 1,000 projects that are supporting the recovery of our native threatened species.

For more information on the projects funded, please visit: http://nrm.gov.au/national/threatened-species-recovery-fund

11 September 2017