This project implements recommendations of the National Recovery Plan for Neochmia evangelinae, the White-bellied Crimson Finch (WBCF), or “our little red bird” as it is fondly known to locals.
The project is designed to engage and up-skill people in the remote Aboriginal community of Kowanyama.
The deliverables are informed by initial survey work undertaken in 2017-18 which showed promise (ref: http://www.mitchell-river.com.au/projects/2018/26).
The project trained Indigenous rangers of Kowanyama to help them to manage and monitor habitat and numbers of the Endangered White-bellied Crimson Finch (WBCF). The training included bird recognition, understanding habitat needs in relation to the impacts of fire, livestock, pigs, weeds and management effort, plus outcome monitoring.