Nothing that I know of - but there also isn't a National Recovery Team (who are
the most likely to organise this sort of process) as far as I know either.
> CC: ;
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Cooloola nat park burnt out?
> Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 18:21:05 +1000
> Is there any plan to translocate family groups from the densely
> populated areas to the unpopulated but apparently suitable areas as an
> insurance policy?
> On 03/12/2009, at 5:57 PM, Peter Ewin wrote:
> > Hi Ross,
> > Not certain if they are completely gone from Ngarkat. I think there
> > is a lot of active management to protect the few small populations
> > that are left (mainly in areas that have escaped the fires). The
> > other mystery is the apparent paucity of records from Murray Sunset
> > which would appear to have suitable habitat but very low densities
> > (compared to Hattah-Kulkyne).
> > However, I agree with your sentiment about the fires at Hattah
> > (which have had some fires but thankfully not in the highest
> > densities).
> > Fire is a part of the landscape, but when the landscape has been
> > fragmented and isolated through other activities protecting the
> > areas that are left becomes vitally important.
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> >> From:
> >> To: ;
> >> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Cooloola nat park burnt out?
> >> Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 17:48:51 +1100
> >> It's a good point, & the mallee emu-wren is a case in point. After
> >> a fire in
> >> Ngarkat CP in SA some years ago, the population disappeared from
> >> that area,
> >> leaving the bird with just one stronghold, in Murray-Sunset and
> >> Hattah-Kulkyne NPs straddling the Calder Highway. Sarah Brown's
> >> work has
> >> shown that while the local population is healthy (in the 10s of
> >> thousands
> >> from memory), they are sedentary and have poor dispersal; in other
> >> words
> >> once they're lost from an area it's very hard for them to
> >> recolonise it.
> >> Gone from Ngarkat. Gone from Annuello FFR. Gone from all other known
> >> previous habitats.
> >> One big fire in the in Murray-Sunset / Hattah triodia country, &
> >> the species
> >> could be extinct.
> >> And it's not the only species in that boat; not by a long chalk...
> >> Ross Macfarlane