Mallee wilderness zone declared

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Subject: Mallee wilderness zone declared
From: "Alastair Smith" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 17:35:46 +1000
>From the ABC news website

Protection boost for western whipbird and other Mallee species (Environment

Efforts to protect threatened bird species have been boosted, with a new
wilderness protection area declared in the Murraylands, in the east of South

It covers 60,000 hectares of scrubland and sand dunes in Billiatt
Conservation Park, 30 kilometres north of Lameroo.

It is the fifth protection area to be declared in South Australia since

The park's threatened birds include the western whipbird, mallee fowl and
the red-lored whistler.



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