PEARCE’S THREATENED SPECIES TO GET A $33,035 HELPING HAND
Posted on Friday, 15 September 2006
Threatened plants and animals in the Electorate of Pearce will receive an extra helping hand with the announcement of $33,035 from the Australian Government to a community group to undertake on-ground works.
Minister for the Environment and Heritage Senator Hon Ian Campbell, announced $592,900 in Threatened Species Network Community Grants across Australia on
7 September 2006, National Threatened Species Day.
“This funding will mean that an on-ground project will be undertaken to address the preservation of Pearce’s threatened species and natural environment,” Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan MP said.
The grant provides $33,035 to Australian Wildlife Conservancy to protect the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the Avon Valley near Gidgegannup, from the threat of feral animals.
This grant forms part of the Threatened Species Network. Over the past eight years the Government has provided more than $4 million for about 300 projects across the country as part of the program.
National Threatened Species Day is held on 7 September each year, to remember the loss of the last captive Tasmanian Tiger in 1936 in Hobart.
This year, the theme for National Threatened Species Day was: “building resilience in threatened species and habitats”.
Federal Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan MP congratulated the recipient on submitting a successful grant application and for their contribution to threatened species recovery.
Ms Moylan urged all Australians to get involved in National Threatened Species Day activities each year and other events throughout September, which is known as Biodiversity Month.