Funds to help dibbler effort

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Efforts to save dibblers will benefit from State funding.
Camera IconEfforts to save dibblers will benefit from State funding. Credit: John Mokrzycki

Endangered dibblers in the Fitzgerald River National Park will be one of the State’s natural resources to be protected under a recent round of funding announced last week.

A Friends of Fitzgerald River National Park project to monitor the nocturnal marsupials will receive a $5120 share in the $3.73 million 2016-17 State Natural Resource Management Program Community Action Grants.

The project will be one of 118 community projects to receive between $5000 and $55,000.

Other grants include $36,460 for the Denmark Weed Action Group to protect biodiversity on the South Coast, $10,000 for the Shire of Denmark to continue the mitigation of dieback on priority reserves, $21,205 for the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee for stage one of the Wilson Inlet Sydney Golden Wattle project, and $44,200 for the Torbay Catchment Group to improve soil carbon, microbial activity and moisture using biofertilisers.

Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Lewis said the projects would make an enormous contribution across the State to protecting our unique native plants, wildlife and landscapes.

“The grants support local decision-making, enabling communities to do on-ground works that are vital to their local area and encourage their continued involvement in the initiative,” he said.

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