Mallee Emu-wren 

Nice to see projects to protect birds been done all over the planet.The follow is a article written by Birdlife Australia

The Mallee Emu-wren is a little bird with a big problem — confined to a small area of spinifex mallee in Victoria, they’re under constant threat from bushfires.

BirdLife Australia welcomes the announcement yesterday that the Federal Government will fund a program to protect the birds.

“Mallee Emu-wrens are in big trouble,” said Dr Jenny Lau, BirdLife Australia’s Conservation Manager. “The only remaining population in the world occurs at a single area in north-western Victoria. They became extinct in South Australia last summer after wildfires burnt them out.”

“Another extensive bushfire could wipe out the world population of these birds,” she continued.

“Mr Hunt’s announcement to fund a program to create an insurance population could be a lifesaver.”

Read the full media release here:

The beautiful Image has been taken by Chris Tzaros.



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