This project has finished

This project started on 30 Jun 2018 and finished 30 Jun 2019

Birds made up the majority of the wildlife count, with 27 different species.
There were also 13 mammal species including the platypus and the Australian water rat, even the southeastern free tailed bat and a sugar glider. A couple of crayfish species, a range of fish species and the eastern long necked turtle helped to round up the count proving that agriculture and wildlife conservation can co-exist.

The number and diversity of species detected helps to demonstrate that farm dams can provide an important resource for wildlife as extra habitat, refuges, or “stepping stones”. With scarce water and habitat fragmentation in agricultural landscapes, dams are an opportunity for more ecological farming practices.